Having your own car in Nigerian is said to be a necessity, but you might be missing a lot by driving your own car….
We all know that having your own car in Nigeria especially in Lagos, is a necessity and not a luxury as many think. There are times when you need to get to somewhere early in the morning or late hours when public transports are not available.
Many Nigerians are rich enough that they’ve never had any reason to use the public transport before, luxury a-times can make you miss out on so many fun things in life.Once in a while, it’s good to ditch those fancy cars of your. Let your head down and take public transportations.
These five things will make you embrace public transportation in Nigeria;
#1. Latest Gossip
Like the Olympic boxer who knocked out his opponent in 23 secs due to frustrations from the Nigerian government, I’ve resolved never to listen to any local news again. It’s so discouraging. To and from work, I need not listen to the news or read the dailies. I hear everything I need to in the bus/Cab/Okada. It’s your one-stop shop for the latest gossip.
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If you’re the type that runs around a lot, ditch your car and take T.P as we call it in Naija once in a while. You’d be amazed how much you’d save on fuel. This would be applicable to people who aren’t shy using town buses, Keke napeps and co. In the end, you’d be smiling yourself to the bank .
#3. Comic Relief
A human being is expected to have 5 minutes of comic relief a day. Well for me, I often get to enjoy 2 hours of comic relief a day. Getting frustrated, take a ride and watch Naija people amuse you to death.
For people who barely have time to hit the gym, this is your perfect alternative. You get to walk ample distances that should keep you healthy. Not every time car to the gate, gate to the car. Exercise those legs, baby!
#5. You Beat Traffic
Have you ever noticed how Okada riders and Keke napep guys manoeuvre traffic? Jeez. When I’m in a hurry, I pack that hair in a band, flag down an Okada and off we go.