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Lagos State

CREATION: May 27,1967; Capital Ikeja; Major Cities - Agege, Mushin, Ikorodu, EpeBadagry.

GEOGRAPHICAL PROFILE: Lagos State is located in the South western part of Nigeria; Coordinates: 6°35′N 3°45′E; Land Area - 3,474 km2 (1,341 sq ml).

ECONOMIC PROFILE: The Port of Lagos is Nigeria's leading port and one of the largest and busiest in Africa. The Port of Lagos is Nigeria's leading port and one of the largest and busiest in Africa. The port has seen growing amounts of crude oil exported, with export figures rising between 1997 and 2000. Oil and petroleum products provide 14% of GDP and 90% of foreign exchange earnings in Nigeria as a whole.

PEOPLE/SOCIAL PROFILE: The State is essentially Yoruba-speaking; a socio-cultural melting pot, attracting both Nigerians and foreigners alike. Indigenous inhabitants include the Aworis and Eguns in Ikeja and Badagry Divisions respectively, with the Eguns being found mainly in Badagry. There is also an admixture of other pioneer settlers collectively known as the Ekos. The indigenes of Ikorodu and Epe Divisions are mainly the Ijebus with pockets of Eko-Awori settlers along the coastland and riverine areas.

EXCO HEADS:

 Governor:

Barr. Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN);

Deputy Governor:

Hon. Victoria Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire

LGAs: Alimosho, Ajeromi-IfelodunKosofe, Mushin, Oshodi-Isolo, Ojo, Ikorodu, Surulere, Agege Ifako-Ijaye,Shomolu, Amuwo-Odofin,Lagos Mainland, Ikeja, Eti-Osa, Badagry, Apapa, Lagos Island, Epe, Ibeju-Lekki

Visit www.lagosstate.gov.ng to read more.

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