Lagos State

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Lagos State, sometimes referred to as Lagos, is a state located in the southwestern part of Nigeria.[1] It is economically one of most busiest states in Nigeria.[2] The capital of Lagos State is Ikeja.

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.[3]

Local Government Areas[change | change source]

Lagos State is divided into 20 local government areas from 5 administrative divisions.[4] The local government areas include:

References[change | change source]

  1. R. O. Ajetunmobi (2003). The evolution and development of Lagos State. A-Triad Associates. ISBN 978-978-36240-8-5.
  2. 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.
  3. Jeremy Seymour Eades (8 May 1980). The Yoruba Today. CUP Archive. pp. 13–. ISBN 978-0-521-22656-1.
  4. Lagos State Local Governments. Public Information Department, Lagos State Ministry of Information, Culture, & Sports. 1995.

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