The Enterprise of Fire Safety Services in Lagos, Nigeria
By John M. Cobin
This article appeared in the Winter 2012/13 issue of The Independent Review.
In chaotic Lagos, Nigeria, market alternatives and private firms provide fire safety far more reliably than does the government. Perhaps the most amazing part of the story is how well the citys private firefighters perform, despite being so poorly equipped.
John M. Cobin is a professor of economics and public policy at the Universidad Andrés Bello in Santiago, Chile.