QUEENS TOWN: A PEOPLE UNITED

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Hey guys, once again it’s very nice to have your attention; we don’t take you for granted. By now, I am sure most of you already have a fair idea what the bystanders stand for, what we represent and some of you even know who we are. Despite the topics we have covered over the weeks, I’m sure you have realised that we are not in the business of insulting or being rude, taking a cue from a sitting Nigerian senator “we are just trying to make common sense” hopefully, we would be heard. In a country as this, one can be tempted to think there is only a decline but it’s not true. We as the bystanders, promise to find and write about those areas, people and events that are doing well and in their own right holding the country together alongside what we already doing. Having said that, welcome to Queens Town: A people united.
A View from Queens Town in the Daylight
Youth corps members, keeping the community clean
Let’s try something else today, like facts; do you know there is a place called Queens town? In spite of the name, this town adds up to the 56% of people not connected to the national power grid. That means, these people wake up and go to bed every day not expecting to get a supply of the national electric power. In summary, the only entity representing the country of Nigeria in this place are the youth corps members and sometimes the political party (especially when they seeking for votes, you know what I mean?). It’s a town that the student have to take a boat to another town to be able to write their SSCE, one of the reasons being it’s an island, which means you don’t get here by mistake, you get here if you want/have to (this is not the Arrow). So, you get the picture.


This people are disadvantaged on all front, except for this; The Unity they possess. There was a meeting once of the upper class in the town, and the organiser said “I just completed the walkway from my new house to my father’s old house and lined it up with street lights so that if I want to go and see my mum late in the night it would still be possible, I was selfish I know” he went further to say “Let’s all be selfish, Just maybe when we are done, the whole town could have street lights and walkways”


 There are only a handful of wealthy citizens in that town but those of them that have crossed that threshold make it their purpose in life to help the town they grew up in, most especially the people. So they bought a town generator, they built a central water supply unit, they fuelled the generators, they bought community speed boats, constructed a jetty, they opened a computer laboratory; equipped them and many more. They built lodges for youth corps members, walkways and mansions in a village. When they could just easily have lived on the beach in the Bahamas. It doesn’t stop there. They come back home as much as they can and they mingle like everybody else notwithstanding class.



The origin of this town is not fully known, but when we last inquired it was told by some of the current inhabitant that back then in the 18th century that is where they stayed (or from); The Queens. Married to the Nigerian Legend; King Opobo, the richest black man at the time. History aside these people over time, have shown that the kings palace is not where the throne is, but where the king is, by just being united they have built their town notwithstanding the odds, block by block. Indeed, Royalty is a personality.

          A View from Queens Town at Sun Set

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11 Comments

Moses Ekirigwe · November 7, 2015 at 13:13

"Be the change you want to see", one of the greatest sermons ever preached. Many times we have the answer to our own questions.

olugbenga ajibaiye · November 7, 2015 at 18:23

Love dis article… a very gud expression on hw Nigerians can mk their world inspite of all odds. #makinbigoutofsmall a tot dat shud fil d heart of every Nigerian

Faith Obioma · November 7, 2015 at 21:50

Hmm. No part in Nigeria should be totally cut off. We all share d same right. Thank God u well travelled d bystanders. Nice write up

Ogechi Chukwu · November 8, 2015 at 20:05

I want to go to Queens town cos of dis

Ogechi Chukwu · November 8, 2015 at 20:05

I want to go to Queens town cos of dis

Ebunoluwa Adesina · November 18, 2015 at 16:07

Wow what unity can do

Chijioke Obioma · November 18, 2015 at 16:13

Unity is a powerful force

OlatunjiSetemi · November 23, 2015 at 12:02

meee like this ' lesson : you simply sudint rely on the gov alll the time ` start! To DO

OlatunjiSetemi · November 23, 2015 at 12:02

meee like this ' lesson : you simply sudint rely on the gov alll the time ` start! To DO

Klavier feurich · August 29, 2018 at 17:51

Useful info. When social media could we ping the copywriter?

    chijioke · November 2, 2018 at 03:41

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