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Nigerians cry bitterly over the high cost of house rent in Lagos

745ng | April 23, 2021

This comes after popular Twitter influencer, Falilat took to the micro blogging platform to cry over the rate of a decent flat in the state.

Falilat took to Twitter and wrote, “You can now barely see a good mini flat for 1m in Lagos unless you want to live somewhere far that you will mostly have to pay back in stress and fare. They need to regulate the rent price in Lagos because these prices are unrealistically ridiculous for a poverty capital country.”

Cost of Living in Nigeria – Lagos & Abuja (2021)

“You will see house of 800k and you will need to renovate from the scratch, imagine houses in Shomolu going for 1.4m. These areas are not even secured nor worth it, don’t let is start on the extras you have to pay from 10-20% Legal fee, caution fee on house that’s empty.”

Reacting to her post, Nigerians joined her to lament as they pointed that the house rent in Lagos state need to the regulated by the government. See some reactions below:

Dupe wrote, “It’s really saddening that the rent fee for almost crumbling buildings in Lagos is enough to rent a fully furnished Lekki-esque apartments here in Turkey. Lagos landlords are exploiting people.

Peace wrote, “where is the lie!!!! if you’re now a single lady that wants to rent a place in lagos,double wahala for you”

Faith wrote, “Sorry this post is not for me! I don’t live in Lagos and I’ll never live in Lagos, I go use the money wey i suppose use live for lagos relocate go another country. “

Kitan wrote, “The most annoying is those selling houses in lagos, they will tell you house is 10 minutes drive from shoprite in lekki, you go drive reach ogun state before you see the house”

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