Would someone with physical disabilities have difficulties living in this city?

Basically close to impossible. - Aug 2020


Yes, the infrastructure in general is lacking in Lagos. - Jul 2020


Very much so, even within USG housing. It's hard to imagine a more difficult built environment. - Jun 2019


Yes. - Aug 2018


Yes. Sidewalks have enormous gaps and steep inclines and declines, potholes are horrendous, and most buildings are not wheelchair accessible. - Mar 2018


Yes, someone with physical disabilities would have a terrible time in Lagos. The sidewalks are often cratered with very high steps -- often a foot or two above the pavement. There's a construction method where large 2x3 cement blocks serve as rain catches. These are always falling apart and have huge holes between them. The power goes out often which includes the elevators. - May 2016


Polio (almost) being recently eradicated means there are still some victims of the disease around. They can't get wheelchairs. I've seen people drag themselves with roller skates on their hands while sitting on a wheeled board. Disabled people have it very tough here. - Nov 2015


The lack of paved roads, no ramps for wheelchairs; this is not a modern city with accessible and safe amenities. - Dec 2011


Do not expect any disability-friendly attitude or facilities: no ramps, no handbars, wide-berths, handicap-accommodating cars. I never saw a Nigerian help another person who had an obvious physical need. Consulate building can make adjustments. The environment can be very loud (generators going all the time). - Sep 2008


The lack of paved roads, ramps for wheelchairs, not a modern city with accesible and safe ammenties. - May 2008


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