Lagos State, sometimes referred to as Lagos, is a state located in the southwestern part of Nigeria. It is economically one of most busiest states in Nigeria. The capital of Lagos State is Ikeja.
Ìpínlẹ̀ Èkó (Yoruba)
|Geopolitical Zone||South West|
|Date created||27 May 1967|
|Number of LGAs||20|
|• Governor||Babajide Sanwo-Olu (APC)|
|• Deputy Governor||Kadiri Hamzat (APC)|
|• Chief Judge||Opeyemi Oke|
|• Total||3,577 km2 (1,381 sq mi)|
| • Estimate |
(2012 by LASG)
|• Rank||1st of 36|
|• Density||2,500/km2 (6,600/sq mi)|
|• Total||$91 billion|
|• Per capita||$4,333|
|Time zone||UTC+01 (WAT)|
|ISO 3166 code||NG-LA|
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History[change | change source]
Lagos State was created on 27 May 1967. It was previously known as Eko until the arrival of Portuguese merchants. The word Eko was coined out from a Yoruba word "Eko" (English: war camp). The first settlers of Eko were the Aworis.
Local Government Areas[change | change source]
Lagos State is divided into 20 local government areas from 5 administrative divisions. The local government areas include:
- Lagos Island
- Lagos Mainland
People[change | change source]
Lagos State consists of Yoruba people but Lagos also attracts foreigners and Nigerians.
References[change | change source]
- R. O. Ajetunmobi (2003). The evolution and development of Lagos State. A-Triad Associates. ISBN 978-978-36240-8-5.
- Olukayode Akanmu Olomu (1983). Lagos State: The Cornerstone of Nigeria's Economic Development : a Study of Its Growth and Comparative Contribution to the Economy of Nigeria. International Management and Research Institute. ISBN 978-978-182-080-9.
- See List of Governors of Lagos State for a list of prior governors
- "Population-Lagos State". Lagos State Government. Archived from the original on 18 October 2015. Retrieved 21 February 2016.
- "FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA : 2006 Population Census" (PDF). Web.archive.org. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 March 2012. Retrieved 25 July 2016.
- "2006 PHC Priority Tables – NATIONAL POPULATION COMMISSION". population.gov.ng. Archived from the original on 10 October 2017. Retrieved 10 October 2017.
- Akinkuotu, Eniola (21 January 2015). "We can double Lagos GDP, says Ambode". The Punch NG. Archived from the original on 24 March 2015. Retrieved 16 March 2015.
- "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". hdi.globaldatalab.org. Retrieved 2018-09-13.
- Jeremy Seymour Eades (8 May 1980). The Yoruba Today. CUP Archive. pp. 13–. ISBN 978-0-521-22656-1.
- Lagos State Local Governments. Public Information Department, Lagos State Ministry of Information, Culture, & Sports. 1995.
Other websites[change | change source]
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