I'm not in Lagos at the moment, and won't be until Sunday.
First Fridays in Lagos are usually a nightmare. You see, there's this "little" event that happens on the first Friday of every month in a theatre about 10km outside the city.
The Redemption Camp has been happening each month without fail for 14 years now, and has gotten bigger and bigger which is perfectly understandable as more people turn to God given that our economy is shit.
Let it be clear that I will not begrudge people's right to pray, afterall, I have my own special intentions...
What I will complain about however is their apparent selfishness in going about their spiritual duties, the apparent disinterest of their church in the feelings of people who belong to other faiths, and most importantly, the lack of concern of the government(s) of Lagos and Ogun states in an activity that brings economic activities in both states to a halt once a month, causing an as yet to be calculated loss of revenue...
It is, on the part of both governments, an act of gross irresponsibility that this has been allowed to go on for the better part of two decades.
But what do you expect when Presidential convoys routinely join in bringing our economy to a halt?
Consider being in Lagos tomorrow, June 1, 2012. There will be Redemption Camp, the weather forecast for Lagos is thunderstorms, and President Goodluck Jonathan with his road closing 30 vehicle convoy will be in town...
My advice to you? Pull a sickie.