- A photo of the oldest mosque in Lagos has got people talking on social media after it was shared on Twitter
- The mosque was founded in 1892 by a Sierra Leonean-born Nigerian, Mohammed Shitta
- Nigerians on social media wondered how an old structure like that is still standing strong while modern buildings collapse
A photo of the oldest mosque in Lagos, Shitta-Bey Mosque, was recently shared on social media by the official Twitter page of the state government.
Sharing the photo on Twitter, @followlasg noted that the mosque, which was built in 1892, is one of the oldest mosques in Nigeria.
In 2013, the mosque was designated as a national monument by the Nigerian Commission for Museums and Monuments.
The mosque, which was founded by Sierra Leonean-born Nigerian, Mohammed Shitta, is considered one of Nigeria's most important historical legacies.
Taking to the comment section of the post, @Wale_Bello said:
"This mosque still appears structurally strong after over 128 years. One wonders why modern structures don't stand this test of time."
So Islam was introduced into Nigeria in 1892? Haba you don't rate us at all? In the North Islam was introduced more than 500yrs before the building of this mosque so how can it be the oldest?
Responding to @coolMuhman, @phemnahs commented:
"Maybe you should calm down and read the tweet again. This time, slowly!!!"
Legit.ng previously reported that the design of an old church building stirred up reactions online after its photos were posted by a Facebook user and founder of a humanitarian NGO, Dr Kehinde Kadijat Kadiri.
Without mentioning the location of the building, the woman said that the structure is almost 100 years old and still looks beautiful.
The woman also revealed that the church is the most beautiful architectural design in the whole (unnamed) village.
Kehinde stated that the building sparked her curiosity to see how the inside would look like.
Many people who commented on the photos really wanted to know the location of the structure.