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 central 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 Nigeria

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).

  1. Agege L.G A
  2. Ajeromi Ifelodun L.G.A
  3. Alimosho L.G A
  4. Amuwo Odofin L.G.A
  5. Apapa L.G A
  6. Badagry L.G.A
  7. Badargry
  8. Epe L.G.A
  9. Eti Osa L.G A
  10. Ibeju L.G.A
  11. Ikeja L.G A
  12. Ikeja L.G A
  13. Ikorodu L.G.A
  14. Kosofe L.G A
  15. Lagos
  16. Lagos
  17. Lagos Island L.G A
  18. Lagos Mainland L.G A
  19. List of Towns and Villages in Lagos State
  20. lkorodu
  21. Mushin L.G A
  22. Ojo L.G.A
  23. Oshodi-Isolo L.G A
  24. Shomolu L.G A
  25. Surulere L.G A

Lagos List of Towns, Villages, District, and Area.

List of District/Areas:
Area: Abarenji
Area: Abule Egba
Area: Abule Ijesha
Area: Abule Okuta
Area: Adeniran Ogunsanya
Area: Agbelekale
Area: Agege
Area: Ajao Estate
Area: Ajegunle Boundry
Area: Akesan
Area: Alagbado
Area: Alakuko
Area: Alapere Ketu
Area: Alimosho
Area: Allen
Area: Anthony
Area: badore
Area: Bakare Faro
Area: Balogun
Area: Broad St.
Area: Bungalow Estate
Area: Dolphin Estate
Area: Dopemu
Area: Ebute Meta West
Area: Egan
Area: Egbe
Area: Egbeda
Area: Epe Tedo
Area: Fadeyi
Area: Festac Community II
Area: Festac Community III
Area: Festac Community IV
Area: Idumota
Area: Idumu
Area: Ifako Agege
Area: Igando
Area: Ijedodo
Area: Ijeshatedo
Area: Iju Isaga
Area: Ikeja Oba Akran
Area: Ikosi
Area: Ikotun
Area: Ikoyi
Area: Ipaja
Area: Isale Eko
Area: Isheri Ofin
Area: Isheri Oke
Area: Isheri Osun
Area: Isolo
Area: Itire
Area: Ketu
Area: Kirikiri Industrial
Area: Lafiaji
Area: Lawanson
Area: Magodo
Area: Makoko Extension
Area: Marina
Area: Maryland
Area: Meiran
Area: Mende
Area: Murtala Muhammed Airport
Area: Mushin
Area: Obalende
Area: Ogba Aguda
Area: Ogudu
Area: Ojodu
Area: Ojokoro
Area: Oko Oba Agege
Area: Olodi Apapa
Area: Olowogbowo
Area: Olute/ Navy Town
Area: Onikan
Area: Onike
Area: Onipanu
Area: Opebi
Area: Oregun
Area: Oremeji Ifako
Area: Orile Igamu
Area: Oshodi
Area: Oworosoki L and K
Area: Oya Estate
Area: Satelite Town
Area: Shogunle
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.


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 the 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.


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.


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.


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.


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 the mainland, and you will be amazed by the different businesses around which are thriving.


Are you a Nigerian? Then you must have heard of the Apapa Port. Lagos port is responsible for processing of80% of goods that 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.


This state won the title of the fastest-growing state in the world, thanks to series of investments, 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 center of everything beautiful in Nigeria. With the biggest Port, the biggest population, and still the center 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.


Lagos State is home to the 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.


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.
  • The National Open University of Nigeria, Lagos study center.
  • 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:

AgencyContact Number
Emergency Management (LASEMA)08060907333, 08023127654, 08022234870, 016574706, 016574714
Nigeria Police08033011052, 08056250710, 08033183477
NAFDAC014528031, 014731018
Fake Drugs/ Narcotics (Task Force)08033213799, 08034975296
Distress Call767, 112
Environmental & Special Offences Task Force07055028673
Refuse Issues (LAWMA)5577 (Toll Free) 07080601020, 08023128099
Land Issues08034030263
Vehicle Registration/Drivers License (MVAA)08029293099
Tax Issues (LIRS)08033033121, 08033047270, 014979030-4
Fire/Safety Services08033234943, 08023321770
Security Trust Fund08028328204
Signage/Outdoor Advertising(LASAA)767, 112
Environmental/Noise Pollution (LASEPA)08033060452
Cutting of Roads (LASMIRA)08033060452
Broken Pipe/Water Leakage08034068265
Pothole/Collapsed Road07060907493

S/NFire StationsContacts
16Ejigbo Fire StationEjigbo Council Secretariat, Ikotun – Egbe Road, NNPC Bus Stop, Ejigbo. 09055694396
15Abesan Fire StationAbesan Housing Estate, Ipaja. 08135659817
14Ojo Fire StationOjo Council Secretariat, Olojo Drive, Ojo, Lagos. 07063393242
13Lekki Phase IAkinogun Street, Oniru Private Estate, Lekki 07011555539
12Lekki Phase IIOff Abraham Adesanya Estate, Ogombo-Ajah 07063393241
11IkotunIkotun/Igando Council Secretariat, Ikotun 07063393240
10Sari-IganmuBola Ahmed Tinubu Tanker Terminal, Sari Iganmu 08067026444
9IkoroduIkorodu/Shagamu Road, Odogunya, Ikorodu. 08032220495
8AgegeAbeokuta Express Way, Ilepo Bus Stop, Oke Odo 08185704012
7BadagryTopo-ASCON Road, Badagry 08033817515
6BoladeSafety Arena, Bolade Bus Stop, Oshodi, 07011555542
5EpeOpposite Council Secretariat, Ita Marun, Epe 08134238417
4IsoloOshodi/Apapa Exp. Way, Toyota Bus Stop, Isolo, 07011555524
3IlupejuIkorodu Road, Anthony Bus Stop, Ilupeju . 08032265576
2IkejaMobolaji Bank – Anthony Way, Ikeja 08032219746
1Alausa (HQ)Governor Road, The Secretariat, Alausa, Ikeja 08033235891

Lagos State Emergency Toll-Free Numbers.

Traffic Control (LASTMA)08075005411, 08023111742, 08077551000
Rapid Response Squad (RRS)08056250710, 08033482380, 08023127350, 08033355544, 017750715, 014970389, 014970062, 014931261, 014920388
Citizens Mediation Center08023128837, 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 Monitoring0803318347078, 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 Commission0808-100-2233 (office Line) , 0803-561-8669 (DG Line)
Distress Call767, 112

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