Benin City, a Decaying City


[Daily Independent]Our forefathers understood the essential nature of a planned city. They therefore planned streets with houses facing each other and foot paths leading to their farm lands and at strategic intervals, they created open spaces for meetings of the elders and play grounds for the youths. In addition to planning, they engineered unique drainage systems that stood for centuries. The drainage system now known as the Benin Moat was a marvel to people from far and wide. The Benin Moat also served as initial buffer,