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When it comes to the most popular state in Nigeria, Lagos State comes first. Lagos is the most popular city in Nigeria, with estimated residents of 21 million people.
Apart from the fact that it is Nigeria’s most popular city, it is also the center hub of businesses, bank headquarters, among others. Almost all Nigerian celebrities and personalities are based in the state.
It is not surprising that almost all the large business and firms have their headquarters in Lagos state. Likewise, Lagos state has some of the biggest churches in Nigeria, playing host as these churches headquarters.
Lagos state is the un-named Centre of entertainment in the country, thanks to its nickname, which is the ”
Centre of Excellence”. Almost all the biggest shows in Nigeria are done within this state.
Lagos State was among the 12th states which were created on the 27th May 1967 by General Yakubu Gowon. The state is known as the economic capital of Nigeria. This state is probably the most popular state in Nigeria.
In this article, I will be sharing with you, ten amazing facts about Lagos.
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Lagos State L.G.A
This state has an amazing Local government area (L.G.A) of twenty five (25).
- Agege L.G A
- Ajeromi Ifelodun L.G.A
- Alimosho L.G A
- Amuwo Odofin L.G.A
- Apapa L.G A
- Badagry L.G.A
- Epe L.G.A
- Eti Osa L.G A
- Ibeju L.G.A
- Ikeja L.G A
- Ikeja L.G A
- Ikorodu L.G.A
- Kosofe L.G A
- Lagos Island L.G A
- Lagos Mainland L.G A
- List of Towns and Villages in Lagos State
- Mushin L.G A
- Ojo L.G.A
- Oshodi-Isolo L.G A
- Shomolu L.G A
- Surulere L.G A
Lagos List of Towns, Villages, District and Area
List of District/Areas:
Area: Abule Egba
Area: Abule Ijesha
Area: Abule Okuta
Area: Adeniran Ogunsanya
Area: Ajao Estate
Area: Ajegunle Boundry
Area: Alapere Ketu
Area: Bakare Faro
Area: Broad St.
Area: Bungalow Estate
Area: Dolphin Estate
Area: Ebute Meta West
Area: Epe Tedo
Area: Festac Community II
Area: Festac Community III
Area: Festac Community IV
Area: Ifako Agege
Area: Iju Isaga
Area: Ikeja Oba Akran
Area: Isale Eko
Area: Isheri Ofin
Area: Isheri Oke
Area: Isheri Osun
Area: Kirikiri Industrial
Area: Makoko Extension
Area: Murtala Muhammed Airport
Area: Ogba Aguda
Area: Oko Oba Agege
Area: Olodi Apapa
Area: Olute/ Navy Town
Area: Oremeji Ifako
Area: Orile Igamu
Area: Oworosoki L and K
Area: Oya Estate
Area: Satelite Town
Area: Shomolu Central
Area: Shomolu Pedro
Area: Suberu Oje
Area: Surulere Central
Area: Victoria Island
Area: Yaba/ Ebute Meta East
10 Amazing Facts about Lagos State
THE MOST POPULOUS STATE IN NIGERIA
Lagos is known as one of the most notorious cities in Nigeria when it comes to traffic, no thanks to its huge numbers of people living within the city. When talking about this state, the first thing that comes to our mind is a large number of people living there. This state is known as the most popular state in West Africa.
According to information from Jumia Travel and Wikipedia, there are approximately 21 Million people living in Lagos state.
THE SMALLEST STATE
Are you amazed or surprised? Don’t be. Yes, Lagos state is the most populated city in Nigeria, but surprisingly, it is the smallest state in the country.
Among the 36 states of Nigeria, Lagos is the smallest. Now, imagine the amount of traffic and congestion within the city.
THE LONGEST BRIDGE IN AFRICA
Lagos state has the longest bridge in the African continent. It may sound foreign to you, but the longest bridge in Africa is located in this state.
Imagine the African continent with 54 countries, and this State has the longest bridge. This bridge connects Lagos Island to the mainland and it’s 11.8km long.
COMPRISES OF A FLOATING CITY
Are you aware that some part of Lagos is built on Water? Well, this is just the tip of an iceberg.
If I may ask you, what is a floating city? The correct answer is that a Floating city is any city that is built over water.
Akoko is in Lagos and has been built over water. People living in the Akoko area use waterways to travel through the city which is actually unique. Currently, there is no city within Nigeria that does this.
ECONOMIC HUB OF NIGERIA
This is the major reason why the state is overpopulated. Lagos state is the economic hub of the biggest Black Nation in the world (Nigeria), go figure this out.
This state is the center for major economic activities in the entire West Africa region. Why not take a trip to V.I or mainland, and you will be amazed by the different businesses around which are thriving.
HANDLES 80% OF NIGERIA IMPORTS
Are you a Nigerian? Then you must have heard of the Apapa Port. Lagos port is responsible for processing of80% of goods which are imported into the country.
The Lagos Apapa port is located on the Southwest beach line of Nigeria. The state is actually filled up with water or should I say, built on water, so this should not be a surprise to anyone.
The Lagos state Apapa port is listed in the top ten Ports in Africa.
FASTEST GROWING STATE IN THE WORLD
This state won the title of the Fastest growing state in the world, thanks to series of investment, businesses springing up, higher numbers of people migrating to the state.
Lagos State is regarded as one of the fastest growing states in the world.
When comparing Lagos State, it seems like the centre of everything beautiful in Nigeria. With the biggest Port, biggest population and still the centre of Nollywood, it is not surprising why it’s the first place for Nigerians who are eager to climb the social ladder or get rich.
Lagos state is to Nigeria, as California is to the United States. Anyone who is wondering why Lagos state is compared to California, the reason is that California is the home of Hollywood, and Lagos state hosts Nollywood.
For those who may not be aware, Nollywood is the most popular film industry in Africa, and the third largest Movie industry in the world, Hollywood first, followed by Indian’s Bollywood and Nigeria’s Nollywood.
HIGHEST NUMBER OF MILLIONAIRES IN NIGERIA
Lagos state is home to highest number of Nigerian millionaires. I don’t think this is surprising, considering the fact that this state has top industries, Home to the Entertainment Industry, and business, you should expect less.
Lagos State is the third richest city in Africa. The first richest city in Africa is South Africa’s Johannesburg and Egypt Cairo, closely followed by Lagos state in Nigeria.
TALLEST BUILDING IN WEST AFRICA
Have you been to Lagos state, especially the Metropolis? then you’ll certainly see huge and magnificent buildings there. When talking about tall buildings, this state is topping the charts in the entire West Africa region.
The state plays host to the tallest building in West Africa. Buildings like NECOM towers is the tallest building in West Africa, and it is located in Lagos state. The NECOM building is 160m above the city.
Tertiary Educational institutions in Lagos State
- University of Lagos
- Lagos State College of Health Technology
- Lagos State University
- Lagos Business School
- Caleb University
- Yaba College of Technology
- Lagos State Polytechnic
- Pan-African University
- Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education
- Lagos City Polytechnic
- Wolex Polytechnic
- Eko College of Management and Technology, ikotun
- St Augustine College of Education, Akoka
- Michael Otedola College of Primary Education
- National Open University of Nigeria, Lagos study centres
- Federal College of Education, Akoka
- Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Ikeja
- Augustine University Ilara, Epe
- Federal College of Orthopedic Technology, Igbobi
Airports in Lagos
Murtala Mohammed International Airport is located in Ikeja, and is one of Nigeria’s five major international airports which functions 24 hours a day.
Lagos State Emergency Numbers
Here is a list of the Lagos State emergency telephone numbers. Use these numbers when you need to contact any of the agencies as shown in the description and their numbers:
|Emergency Management (LASEMA)||08060907333, 08023127654, 08022234870, 016574706, 016574714|
|Nigeria Police||08033011052, 08056250710, 08033183477|
|Fake Drugs/ Narcotics (Task Force)||08033213799, 08034975296|
|Distress Call||767, 112|
|Environmental & Special Offences Task Force||07055028673|
|Refuse Issues (LAWMA)||5577 (Toll Free) 07080601020, 08023128099|
|Vehicle Registration/Drivers License (MVAA)||08029293099|
|Tax Issues (LIRS)||08033033121, 08033047270, 014979030-4|
|Fire/Safety Services||08033234943, 08023321770|
|Security Trust Fund||08028328204|
|Signage/Outdoor Advertising(LASAA)||767, 112|
|Environmental/Noise Pollution (LASEPA)||08033060452|
|Cutting of Roads (LASMIRA)||08033060452|
|Broken Pipe/Water Leakage||08034068265|
|Traffic Control (LASTMA)||08075005411, 08023111742, 08077551000|
|Rapid Response Squad (RRS)||08056250710, 08033482380, 08023127350, 08033355544, 017750715, 014970389, 014970062, 014931261, 014920388|
|Citizens Mediation Center||08023128837, 07055003863|
|Office of Public Defender (Public Complaints)||01-8975571, 7926928|
|Open Corpse (SEHMU)||08034279776, 08033602259, 08023356540, 08030789190|
|Lagos Television (News Alert)||01-496728|
|Radio Lagos/ EKO FM (News Alert)||017267611|
|Health Facilities Regulation (HEFAMA)||08033229049, 08023149120|
|Flooding/Blocked Drainage (EFAG)||08056145481, 08023298197, 08096019599, 08056145484, 08055988566|
|Environmental Monitoring||0803318347078, 08043705057, 08023036632|
|Ambulance Services (LASAMBUS/LASEMS)||08022887777, 08022883678, 08022887788, 01-7413744, 01-7930490, 01-7639939|
|Distressed/Collapsed Building (LASPPDA)||01-5931947, 4933658, 4931940, 7630854|
|Lagos State Safety Commission||0808-100-2233 (office Line) , 0803-561-8669 (DG Line)|
|Distress Call||767, 112|
Lagos State Emergency Toll Free Numbers
|16||Ejigbo Fire Station||Ejigbo Council Secretariat, Ikotun – Egbe Road, NNPC Bus Stop, Ejigbo. 09055694396|
|15||Abesan Fire Station||Abesan Housing Estate, Ipaja. 08135659817|
|14||Ojo Fire Station||Ojo Council Secretariat, Olojo Drive, Ojo, Lagos. 07063393242|
|13||Lekki Phase I||Akinogun Street, Oniru Private Estate, Lekki 07011555539|
|12||Lekki Phase II||Off Abraham Adesanya Estate, Ogombo-Ajah 07063393241|
|11||Ikotun||Ikotun/Igando Council Secretariat, Ikotun 07063393240|
|10||Sari-Iganmu||Bola Ahmed Tinubu Tanker Terminal, Sari Iganmu 08067026444|
|9||Ikorodu||Ikorodu/Shagamu Road, Odogunya, Ikorodu. 08032220495|
|8||Agege||Abeokuta Express Way, Ilepo Bus Stop, Oke Odo 08185704012|
|7||Badagry||Topo-ASCON Road, Badagry 08033817515|
|6||Bolade||Safety Arena, Bolade Bus Stop, Oshodi, 07011555542|
|5||Epe||Opposite Council Secretariat, Ita Marun, Epe 08134238417|
|4||Isolo||Oshodi/Apapa Exp. Way, Toyota Bus Stop, Isolo, 07011555524|
|3||Ilupeju||Ikorodu Road, Anthony Bus Stop, Ilupeju . 08032265576|
|2||Ikeja||Mobolaji Bank – Anthony Way, Ikeja 08032219746|
|1||Alausa (HQ)||Governor Road, The Secretariat, Alausa, Ikeja 08033235891|
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