Current Governor: Babatunde Raji Fashola
one of the 12 states created on May 27, 1967 in
accordance to Decree No. 14 of 1967. It is the
smallest of the states in Nigeria, but it is the
second most populous state in Nigeria, with an
estimated population of 9,013,534. Lagos state
is the economic nerve center of the country,
boasting of over 2,000 industries. It is the immediate past federal capital of
Nigeria and is still recognized worldwide for
its bustling business activities. It
houses two of the largest seaports in Nigeria -
Tin Can and Apapa ports.
Lagos state is divided into five
administrative divisions: Lagos, Epe, Badagry,
Ikorodu and Ikeja. It has twenty local
governments areas and shares boundaries with
Republic of Benin to the west, the Atlantic
ocean to the south and Ogun state in the
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