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    Posted September 14, 2011 by
    Abuja, Nigeria
    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    Boot camp: Visual post-production

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    Post production of population story


    My project for this week is a combination of pictures and the interview  of the previous weeks. I decided to tell my story this way because the  pictures showing images of traffic congestion and crowded public spaces  conveys the challenges arising from population increase without adequate  planning. A member of the lower house of the Nigerian legislature, Hon.  Chris Ettah talks about the social problems arising from this  population increase.



    Picture 1 - A crowd of people returning back from the day's activities. A beggar sits waiting for alms from passerbys.


    Picture 2 - Non-biodegradable plastic bags popularly referred to as polythene litter the street. Pedastrian side walk turned to roadside market. Agencies responsible for the preservation of the F.C.T masterplan often make arrests, but for some reason, the offenders manage to return back to the sidewalks.


    Picture 3 - Commercial buses queue to convey passengers to satellite towns where people who cannot afford the city's high accomodation prices live.


    Picture 4 - Traffic congestion - A normal feature of a rapidly growing city managing to accomodate its growing population.


    Short video interview with a member of the house of representatives, Hon. Chris Ettah who represents the Ikom/Boki Federal Constituency of Nigeria. In the larger intreview, Hon. Chris thinks population only becomes a problem when it is not well managed. He states that with the right policies, Nigeria can maximize her population growth for maximum development.




    Video edited by Umari Ayim.

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