About Lagos

Lagos (/ˈlɑːɡoʊs/ /ˈleɪɡɒs/ lay-gos), is the most populous city in Nigeria, the second fastest-growing city in Africa and the seventh in the world.[11] The population of Lagos according to the Lagos State Government was 17.5 million, a number disputed by the Nigerian Government and judged unreliable by the National Population Commission of Nigeria.[12] The latest reports estimate the population at 21 million, making Lagos the largest city in Africa.
Lagos is a port which originated on islands separated by creeks, such as Lagos Island, fringing the southwest mouth of Lagos Lagoon while protected from the Atlantic Ocean by barrier islands and long sand spits such as Bar Beach, which stretch up to 100 kilometres (62 miles) east and west of the mouth. From the beginning, Lagos has expanded on the mainland west of the lagoon and the conurbation, including Ikeja (which is the capital of Lagos State) and Agege, now reaches more than 40 kilometres (25 miles) north-west of Lagos Island. Some suburbs include Ikorodu, Epe and Badagry, and more local councils have recently been created, bringing the total number of local governments in Lagos to 57 (This includes Local Community Development Areas or LCDAs).

History

Main articles: History of Lagos and Timeline of Lagos

Lagos was originally inhabited by the Awori subgroup of the Yoruba people. Under the leadership of the Oloye Olofin, the Awori moved to an island now called Iddo and then to the larger Lagos Island.[13][14] In the 15th century, the Awori settlement was conquered by the Benin Empire and the island became a Benin war-camp called “Eko” under Oba Orhogba, the Oba of Benin at the time. The Yoruba still use the name Eko to refer to Lagos.

Lagos, which means “lakes”, was a name given to the settlement by the Portuguese. The present-day Lagos state has a high percentage of Awori, who migrated to the area from Isheri along the Ogun river. Throughout history, it was home to a number of warring ethnic groups who had settled in the area. Following its early settlement by the Awori nobility, and its conquest by the Bini warlords of Benin, the state first came to the attention of the Portuguese in the 15th century.

Portuguese explorer Rui de Sequeira visited the area in 1472, naming the area around the city Lago de Curamo; indeed the present name is Portuguese for “lakes”. Another explanation is that Lagos was named for Lagos, Portugal—a maritime town which, at the time, was the main centre of Portuguese expeditions down the African coast, and whose own name is derived from the Latin word Lacobriga.

Lagos was formally annexed as the British Lagos Colony in 1861. This had the dual effect of crushing the slave trade and establishing British control over palm and other trades. The remainder of modern-day Nigeria was seized in 1887, and when the Colony and Protectorate of Nigeria was established in 1914, Lagos was declared its capital, continuing as such after the country’s independence from Britain in 1960. Along with migrants from all over Nigeria and other West African nations were the returnee ex-slaves known as Creoles, who came from Freetown, Sierra Leone, Brazil and the West Indies to Lagos. The Creoles contributed to Lagos’ modernisation and their knowledge of Portuguese architecturecan still be seen from the architecture on Lagos Island.

Lagos experienced rapid growth throughout the 1960s and 1970s as a result of Nigeria’s economic boom prior to the Nigerian Civil War. Lagos was the capital of Nigeria from 1914 up to 1991.The city was stripped of its status when theFederal Capital Territory was established at the purpose-built city of Abuja. On 14 November 1991, the Presidency and other federal government functions were finally relocated to the new capital city of Abuja.

Geography


lagos_skyline_2

The city centre & the skyline of Lagos Island shown from above.

Lagos Mainland

Most of the population lives on the mainland, and most industries are located there too. Lagos is known for its music and night life, which used to be located in areas around Yaba and Surulere. In recent years more night clubs have sprung up on the island, making the island, particularly Victoria Island, the main nightlife attraction. Lagos Mainland districts include Ebute-Meta, Surulere, Yaba (location of the University of Lagos) and Ikeja, site of Murtala Muhammed International Airport and capital of Lagos State.

Greater Lagos includes Mushin, Maryland, Somolu, Oshodi, Oworonsoki, Isolo, Ikotun, Agege, Iju Ishaga, Egbeda, Ketu, Bariga, Ipaja, Ajah and Ejigbo.

The city of Lagos is the main city of the south-western part of Nigeria. Some rivers, like Badagry Creek, flow parallel to the coast for some distance before exiting through the sand bars to the sea. The two major urban islands of Lagos in Lagos Lagoon are Lagos Island and Victoria Island.

These islands are separated from the mainland by the main channel draining the lagoon into the Atlantic Ocean, which forms Lagos Harbour. The islands are separated from each other by creeks of varying sizes and are connected to Lagos Island by bridges. The smaller sections of some creeks have been sand filled and built over.

Islands of Lagos

Lagos Island

Lagos Marina.
Main article: Lagos Island

Lagos Island contains a central business district.This district is characterised by high-rise buildings. The island also contains many of the city’s largest wholesale marketplaces (such as the popular Idumota and Balogun markets). It also has the National Museum of Nigeria, the Central Mosque, the Glover Memorial Hall, Christ’s Church Cathedral (CMS), and the Oba Palace.Though formerly in a derelict condition, Lagos Island’s Tinubu Square is a site of historical importance; it was here that the Amalgamation Ceremony that unified the North and South protectorate to form Nigeria took place in 1914.

Ikoyi

Main article: Ikoyi

Ikoyi is situated on the eastern half of Lagos Island and joined to it by a landfill.Ikoyi is also connected to Victoria Island by Falomo bridge, which carries a main road over Five Cowrie creek. Ikoyi housed the headquarters of the federal government of Nigeria and other buildings owned by the government, including the old federal secretariat complex. The complex today is on reestablishment.

In Ikoyi there are military and police barracks, a top-security prison and a federal high court of Nigeria. Ikoyi also has a number of hotels, night clubs, a recreational park and one of Africa’s largest golf courses. Originally a middle class neighbourhood, in recent years, it has become a fashionable residential enclave for the upper middle class to the upper class. There are also commercial activities in Ikoyi which is spotted in increasing number of offices, banks and shopping complexes. The commercial section is concentrated in the South-West.

Victoria Island

Main article: Victoria Island (Nigeria)

Victoria Island with its annexe is situated to the south of Lagos Island. It has expensive real estate properties and for that reason, many new luxury condos and apartments are blooming up everywhere. Along with Ikoyi, Victoria Island occupies a major area in the suburbs of Lagos which boasts of several sizeable shopping districts. On its sea shore along the Atlantic front, there is environmentally reconstructed Bar Beach.

Eko Atlantic

Main article: Eko Atlantic

Eko Atlantic or Eko Atlantic City is a planned district of Lagos, Nigeria, being constructed on land reclaimed from the Atlantic Ocean.It is located on Lagos’ Bar Beach. Upon completion, the new island which is still under development is anticipating 400,000 residents and a daily flow of 250,000 commuters. The development will also have a positive environmental impact; its purpose is to stop the erosion of the Lagos coastline.The Eko Atlantic City project received global recognition in 2009, as the Lagos State government and its private sector partners on the Project, South Energyx, received the Clinton Global lnitiative Commitment Certificate.

Iddo

Across the main channel of the lagoon from Lagos Island, there is a smaller settlement called Iddo. Iddo is also a railroad terminus and it is situated on the mainland. It is now connected to the mainland like a peninsula.

Three major bridges join the island to the mainland. They are the Carter Bridge which start from Iddo, the Eko Bridge (formerly called the Second Mainland Bridge) and the Third Mainland Bridge, which passes through densely populated mainland suburbs to the Lagos Lagoon.

Climate

In the Köppen climate classification system, Lagos has a tropical wet and dry climate (Aw) that borders on a tropical monsoon climate (Am). Lagos experiences two rainy seasons, with the heaviest rains falling from April to July and a weaker rainy season in October and November. There is a brief relatively dry spell in August and September and a longer dry season from December to March.

Monthly rainfall between May and July averages over 400 mm (16 in), while in August and September it is down to 200 mm (7.9 in) and in December as low as 25 mm (0.98 in). The main dry season is accompanied by harmattan winds from the Sahara Desert, which between December and early February can be quite strong. The highest maximum temperature ever recorded in Lagos was 37.3 °C (99.1 °F) and the minimum 13.9 °C (57.0 °F).

[hide]Climate data for Lagos
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 32.2
(90)
33.1
(91.6)
32.7
(90.9)
32.1
(89.8)
30.9
(87.6)
29.2
(84.6)
28.1
(82.6)
28.1
(82.6)
28.9
(84)
30.4
(86.7)
31
(88)
31.9
(89.4)
30.72
(87.32)
Average low °C (°F) 22.3
(72.1)
23.5
(74.3)
23.8
(74.8)
23.6
(74.5)
23.1
(73.6)
22.6
(72.7)
22.1
(71.8)
21.7
(71.1)
21.9
(71.4)
22.3
(72.1)
22.6
(72.7)
22.4
(72.3)
22.66
(72.78)
Rainfall mm (inches) 14.3
(0.563)
42
(1.65)
77.1
(3.035)
142.4
(5.606)
204.8
(8.063)
312.2
(12.291)
256.9
(10.114)
112.4
(4.425)
167.1
(6.579)
135.8
(5.346)
54
(2.13)
19
(0.75)
1,538
(60.552)
Avg. rainy days 1.5 2.7 6.4 8.9 12.4 16.2 13.2 11.6 12.7 10.9 4.9 1.4 102.8
Mean monthly sunshine hours 164.3 169.5 173.6 180 176.7 114 99.2 108.5 114 167.4 186 192.2 1,845.4
Source #1: World Meteorological Organization
Source #2: Hong Kong Observatory (sun only)

Administration and demographics

In terms of administration, Lagos is not a single municipality and has therefore no overall city administration. The urban area of Greater Lagos in fact comprises 16 of the 20 separate municipalities which together comprise Lagos State, which entity provides overall government for the metropolitan region. The Municipality of Lagos, which covered Lagos Island, Ikoyi and Victoria Island as well as some mainland territory, was managed by the Lagos City Council (LCC), but it was disbanded in 1976 and divided into several Local Government Areas (most notably Lagos Island LGA, Lagos Mainland LGA and Eti-Osa LGA).[34]

The mainland beyond the Municipality of Lagos, on the other hand, comprised several separate towns and settlements such as Mushin, Ikeja and Agege. In the wake of the 1970s Nigerian oil boom, Lagos experienced a population explosion, untamed economic growth, and unmitigated rural migration. This caused the outlying towns and settlements to develop rapidly, thus forming the Greater Lagos metropolis seen today. The history of Lagos is still evidenced in the layout of the LGAs which display the unique identities of the cultures that created them.

The 16 LGAs of Metropolitan Lagos
Local Government Area Land area
(in km²)
Population
(2006 Census)
Density
(inh. per km²)
Agege 11.2 459,939 41,071
Ajeromi-Ifelodun 12.3 684,105 55,474
Alimosho 185.2 1,277,714 6,899
Amuwo-Odofin 134.6 318,166 2,364
Apapa
(home of the main port of Lagos)
26.7 217,362 8,153
Eti-Osa
(home of one of Lagos’s largest business centres and of the upscale communities of Victoria Island and Ikoyi, formerly the residence of the Nigerian federal government)
192.3 287,785 1,496
Ifako-Ijaiye 26.6 427,878 16,078
Ikeja 46.2 313,196 6,785
Kosofe 81.4 665,393 8,174
Lagos Island
(the historical centre and commercial core of the Lagos agglomeration)
8.7 209,437 24,182
Lagos Mainland 19.5 317,720 16,322
Mushin 17.5 633,009 36,213
Ojo 158.2 598,071 3,781
Oshodi-Isolo 44.8 621,509 13,886
Somolu 11.6 402,673 34,862
Surulere 23.0 503,975 21,912
Metropolitan Lagos 999.6 7,937,932 7,941

Economy

Shopping in Lagos.
Lagos is Nigeria’s economic focal point, generating a significant portion of the country’s GDP. Most commercial and financial business is carried out in the central business district situated on the island. This is also where most of the country’s commercial banks, financial institutions, and major corporations are headquartered. Lagos has one of the highest standards of living in Nigeria and in Africa.

The Port of Lagos is Nigeria’s leading port and one of the largest and busiest in Africa. It is administered by the Nigerian Ports Authority and it is split into three main sections: Lagos port, in the main channel next to Lagos Island, Apapa Port (site of the container terminal) and Tin Can Port, both located in Badagry Creek, which flows into Lagos Harbour from the west.The port features a railhead.
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.

Tourism

Lagos, subsequent to the re-modernization project achieved by the current administration of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, is gradually becoming a major tourist destination, being one of the largest cities in Africa and in the world. Lagos is currently taking steps to become a global smart city.
The city of Lagos has a number of sandy beaches by the Atlantic Ocean such as: Suntan Beach in Badagry, Eleko beach, Elegushi, Alpha beach. Lagos has a variety of hotels ranging from three star to five star hotels. The State also boasts of historical monuments and various tourism destinations:

TOURIST DESTINATIONS IN LAGOS

Major tourist destinations in the five divisions of the State;

Ikeja

I. The Lagos State Government Secretariat, Alausa.

II. Lagos State House of Assembly Complex [Parliament Building] Alausa, Ikeja.

III. Lagos Television and Radio Lagos/ Eko F.M., Agidingbi, Ikeja.

IV. Muritala Mohammed International Airport, Ikeja [hub of aviation in West Africa]

V. Gani Fawehinmi Park.

VI. Bust of Chief Moshood Abiola.

VII.  Simbiat Abiola Monument.

VIII. Statue of Chief Obafemi Awolowo.

IX. LASU Ethnography Museum, Oba Ogunji Road, Ogba, Agege.

X.   Lagos state Records and Archives Bureau, PSSDC Road, Magodo, Kosofe

XI.  Governor’s Office.

XII.  Idejo Statue.

XIII. Third Mainland Bridge/ Outer Ring Road Complex.

XIV.  Isheri/ River Ogun-cradle of Awori and Lagos indigenous population

XV.    Ikeja City Mall.

XVI.   Ikeja Golf Course.

XVII.  Army Cantonment.

XVIII.  Computer Village.

XIX.      Kalakuta Museum.

XX.        African Shrine.

Badagry

I. Relics of Slave Trade, Badagry-Mobee Compound, Seriki Abass Slave Barraccoon[1847].

II. Mobee Slave Relics Museum.

III. First Storey Building

IV. Ologe Forest reserve, Ologe, Ilogbo, off Badagry Expressway..

V. Badagry Heritage Museum.

VI. Lekete Slave Market.

VII. Atlantic Slave Route.

VIII. Palace of De Wheno Aholu [King] Menu Toyi, Akran of Badagry, Jegba Quarters.

IX. Early Missionaries Cemetery, 1845, Hospital Road, Ahovikoh Quarters, Badagry.

X. Nigeria-Benin International Border, Seme, Badagry.

XI. Point of No Return, Gberefu.

XII. Agia Tree Cenotaph.

XIII. Trade fair Complex, Ojo

XIV. Tomb of George Fremingo, first slave merchant in Badagry.

XV. Lagos State University, LASU, Ojo

XVI. Ogu Toplisen Shrine, Hunto Quarter, Badagry-where Badagry Monarchs [Aholu] are crowned

XVII. Ogu Stately Drums [Sato] introduced in 1543- Akarakumo

XVIII. Nigerian French Village, Badagry, Inter-University Centre for French Language.

XIX. Slave Port, Marina.

XX. Whispering Palms [Recreation Resort], Iworo.

XXI. Suntan Beach.

 

 

Ikorodu

I. Ijede Spring Water/ Jetty.

II. Palace of Ayangburen.

III. Iledi Oshugbo Agbalaiye Ikorodu: Sacred groove for the installation of Ikorodu Kings.

IV. Cradoo Lake Waterfront, Ipakodo and Ibeshe

V. Voice of Nigeria [VON] Transmitting Station, Ikorodu.

VI. Lagos State Polytechnic, Odogunyan, Ikorodu

VII. Ikorodu Industrial Estate, Odogunyan.

VIII. Ita-Elewa Recreational Park.

IX. Egbin Thermal Station.

X. Ikorodu Lighter Port Terminal.

XI. Ipakodo Jetty.

Lagos Island

I. Iga Idunganran, Isale Eko- Official residence of the Oba of Lagos since 1670

II. State House, Marina

III. Tafawa Balewa Square, Race Course- National Ceremonial Parade ground 1863-1991.

IV. National Museum, Onikan.

V. Shitta Bey Mosque.

VI. Lagos City Hall.

VII.  St. George’s Hall.

VIII.  CMS Anglican Church, Holy Cross Cathedral Church.

IX. Cathedral Church of Christ- Seat of the Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion.

X. King’s College.

XI. Brazilian Quarters, Campos Square- Home to Hispanic returnees and Brazilian architecture.

XII.  Old Colonial Secretariat, Marina, Lagos.

XIII.  Carter Bridge.

XIV.  Eko Bridge.

XV. Island Maternity.

XVI. National Theatre.

XVII.  Muson Centre.

XVIII  Lagos Polo Club.

XIX.   Sandgrouse Market.

XX.    Yoruba Tennis Club

XXI.   Lagos Lawn Tennis Club.

XXII.  Freedom Park, Broad Street, Lagos Island.

XXIII.  Glover Hall

XXIV.   Lagos Motor Club.

XXV.    Onikan Stadium.

XXVI.  Iddo Terminus.

XXVII.  Lagos Central Mosque.

XXVIII. Ilasan Craft Market.

XXIX.   Ikoyi Cementry.

Epe

I. Statue of Oba Kosoko.

II. Youth Rehabilitation and Development Centre, Ita-Oko Island, Epe.

III. Agricultural Training Institute, Araga, Epe.

IV. Relics of Brazilian Architecture and Atlantic Slave Trade, Lekki Town

V.  Eko Tourist Beach Resort.

VI.  Oju-Alaro/ Pebi Shrine.

VII. Lekki Rest House: Confinement Home of Nigeria’s first Opposition Leader.

VIII. Centre for Rural Development’s [CERUD] complex and Botanical Garden, Igbodu, Epe.

IX.   Epe Fish Market.

X.  Lekki Free Trade Zone Complex.

XI. Recreation Centre, Epe, Marina.

XII.  Awolowo Museum, Lekki.

XIII. Murtala Muhammed Botanical Garden.

XIV. Palace of Alara of Ilara

XV. Sungbo Eredo.

XVI.  Oju-Alaro/Pebi Shrine.

XVII. Lekki Conservation Centre.

XVIII. Palms Shopping Mall.

XIX.  Nike Arts Gallery.

XX.  Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge.

 

Lagos State has so many indigenous traditional festivals and celebrations like the Adamu Orisa (Eyo) festival in Lagos Island, Ebi and kayokayo in Epe, Agemo in Ikorodu, Sangbeto in Badagry and egungun festivals common to the Aworis.

The Administration of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode has taken tourism promotion to a higher level with the strategic implementation of his campaign promise to ensure that Lagos becomes the tourism and entertainment hub of Africa. This he hopes to achieve through T.H.E.S.E. which is an acronym for Tourism, Hospitality, Entertainment and Sporting Excellence. With the current economic challenge in the country, the pursuit of T.H.E.S.E. has become an urgent necessity.

Hence, Governor Ambode has left no one in doubt about his resolve to grow the Lagos economy through an alternative window of opportunities for youth empowerment via premeditated promotion of tourism, entertainment and sports.

Consequently, Lagos has played host to a number of A rated entertainment events. One of such is an evening of Jazz which the Governor hosted in commemoration of 2016 International Jazz Day. Equally, the City of Lagos beat other major African cities to the hosting right of 2016 AFRIMA. Similarly, a maiden Lagos Street Party was held in December, 2016 to usher in the yuletide period. The State recorded a remarkable showing at the 2016 edition of Nottingham Carnival in London. Images and shots of Lagos City was beamed to world audience across cinema screens during the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival. At the festival in particular, eight films by Lagos State-based filmmakers were selected for red-carpet premieres and screenings. Lagos City became the first African City, in 40 years of the prestigious film festival, to enjoy a special spotlight as the City in Focus .

The various programmes increased the visibility of the State on global platforms and enhanced the marketing value of Lagos City as a destination for tourists across the world.

 

Education

The Education Sector of Lagos State is superintended Her Excellency, Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Dr. Idiat Oluranti Adebule. It is a very vibrant one with 1100 (One Thousand, One Hundred) public primary schools with about497,318 pupils; there are estimated 15,000 Private Nursery/Primary and Secondary schools operating in the State. Primary Education is domiciled in the Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board headed by the Chairman, Dr. Ganiyu Sopeyin.

There are 377 Public Junior Secondary Schools with a population of about 316,419 and 321 Senior Secondary Schools with about 248,339 students population. Lagos State is also home to Post-Secondary Institutions and Vocational Schools, there are 5 Technical and Vocational Schools. For effective administration, the State was divided into 6 Education Districts with Tutors General/Permanent Secretaries as the heads of Administration. This is apart from the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education. This Adminstration has established three new secondary schools and a new School of Technical & Vocational College in Badagry.

Office of the Special Adviser to the Governor oversees the Scholarship Board, Library Board and the Agency for Mass Education and Lagos State owned Tertiary Institutions. It is supervised by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Education, Mr. Obafela Bank-Olemoh.

Tertiary Institutions in the State:

  1. Polytechnics

(i)   Yaba College of Technology founded in 1934.

(ii)   Lagos State Polytechnic established in 1977.

(iii)   Lagos City Polytechnic (private institution established in 1990).

(iv)  Grace Polytechnic (Private Institution)

(v)   Wolex Polytechnic (Private Institution)

2. Colleges of Education

(i)     Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education, Otto-Ijanikin.

(ii)    Micheal Otedola College of Primary Education, Noforija, Epe.

(iii)   Federal College of Education (Technical) Akoka.

 

  1. Universities

(i)    University of Lagos, Akoka, Yaba founded in 1968.

(ii)    Lagos State University, Ojo founded in 1984.

(iii)   Lagos State College of Medicine, Ikeja.

(iv)  Lagos University Teaching Hospital/College of Medicine.

(v)   National Postgraduate Medical College, Aiyetoro Village, Ojo.

(vi)   Pan-Atlantic University, Lekki (private institution).

(vii)  National Open University, Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island.

(viii) Caleb University, Imota (private institution).

 

  1. Others

(i)    Nigeria Institute of Journalism, Ogba.

(ii)   Administrative Staff College of Nigeria, Topo-Badagry.

(iii)  Federal College of Fisheries and Marine Technology, Victoria Island.

(iv)  Nigerian-French language Village, Ajara-Badagry.

(v)   Lagos State College of Health Technology (LASCOHET), Yaba.

 

Governor Ambode Creating Path to a Great Future.

To bridge the gap in the teacher/pupils ratio in the state, One thousand, three hundred (1300) teachers were recently appointed for primary schools while another 1000 teachers were recruited for public secondary schools.

Several hundreds of classroom blocks have been built or renovated and thousands of students and teachers furniture supplied to various primary and secondary schools. Our science laboratories are better equipped and the enthusiasm of students to be science inclined has become very high with a lot of success recorded within the short time of the revolution.

The result of this investment in the education sector has been rewarding in the improved students’ performance outcomes in national and international competitions but the ultimate beneficiary is the future of the state and the nation.

The result of the May/June 2016 West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination compared to the 2014 and 2015 is a testimony to the effectiveness of the education reforms. 22,233 out of 44,108 representing 50.41% passed with 5 credits including English and Mathematics. This is a major leap compared with 2014 when only 9,760 out of 45,991 representing 21.22% passed with 5credits. The 2015 result recorded 15,542 students pass with 5credits out of 41, 697 representing 37.27%.

Lagos State Public Schools emerged as overall best State at the 2016 Robotics Competition held at the Lagos Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos. By this feat, Students from Lagos State Junior/Senior Model College, Meiran and Epe Junior Grammar School, Epe have qualified to represent Nigeria at the World Robot Olympiad in New Delhi, India.

Our students had emerged as the overall best at the 2015 National Robotics Competition held at the Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos and this qualified the State to represent Nigeria at the 2015 World Robot Olympiad (WRO) in Doha, Qatar.

Lagos State final of the 2016 PTDF Emerging Talents Science Competition organized by Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) for Senior Secondary Schools Students was held on the 24th – 25th November, 2016 and the students of Lagos State Public Secondary Schools won eight prizes out of the 9 available prizes. The 9th prize went a Federal Secondary School. The Students/Schools have qualified to represent the State at the Zonal final coming up in Abeokuta, Ogun State in 2017.

The Lagos State Science Competition team emerged the overall “Best State Team” at the 2016 National Festivals of School Science Competition held at Ado Ekiti and represented Nigeria at the 2016 International Science Exhibition Fair (ISEF) in Phoenix, Arizona, USA in May, 2016.

Lagos State came 1st and 2nd position at the MAN Mathematics Olympiad held during the 52nd Annual National Conference of Mathematical Association of Nigeria (MAN) at University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus.

The State emerged the overall best State at the 2015 and 2016 NNPC National Quiz Competition (Zonal finals) held at Oshogbo, Osun State and Abeokuta, Ogun State repectively. The State team later represented South-West zone at the National finals of the Competition.

The Government has recently adopted a new model for secondary school building, the first three will be built at Angus Memorial College, Somolu, Awori College Ojo and Lagos City College, Yaba.

 

LAGOS INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE TAX OFFICES

INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE HEADQUARTERS

Good Shepherd Building Stop

Plot H, Blk 1 CBD, Opposite The Secretariat,

Alausa, Ikeja

Tel: 08082572444, 08059889830, 07034954595

AGEGE TAX OFFICE

240, Ipaja Road, Abekoko Bus Stop

Agege

Tel: 08033230309, 01-8522623

e-mail: agegetaxoffice@lirs.net

Aguda/Ijesha Tax Office

13, Olubunmi Alonge Street

Aguda

Tel: 08033006685, 01-8522622

e-mail: agudaijeshataxoffice@lirs.net

AJEGUNLE TAX OFFICE

131, Kirikiri Road

Near Wilmer, Bus Stop, Olodi-Apapa

Tel: 080331644915, 01-8522620

AKOWONJO TAX OFFICE

15, Shasha Road

Akowonjo

Tel: 01-8522628

e-mail: akowonjotaxoffice@lirs.net

ALAUSA TAX OFFICE

12, Allen Avenue

Ikeja

Tel: 01-8522612

e-mail: alausataxoffice@lirs.net

APAPA TAX OFFICE

2, Plateau Road

Apapa

Tel: 01-8522601

e-mail: apapataxoffice@lirs.net

BADAGRY TAX OFFICE

1, Zoglo Way, Besides Town Hall

Badagry

Tel: 01-8522625

e-mail: badagrytaxoffice@lirs.net

CITY HALL TAX OFFICE

63, Campbell Street, Opposite Island Maternity

Lagos

e-mail: cityhalltaxoffice@lirs.net

EGBE TAX OFFICE

122, Isolo Road

Egbe

Tel: 01-8522625

e-mail: egbetaxoffice@lirs.net

EPE TAX OFFICE

GRA Road, Oke-Iyin

Epe

Tel: 01-8522625

e-mail: epetaxoffice@lirs.net

EREKO TAX OFFICE

Block H/I Nnamdi Azikwe Shopping Plaza

Tinubu Square, Lagos

Tel: 01-8522629

e-mail: rekotaxoffice@lirs.net

IBEJU/LEKKI TAX OFFICE

Dorem Hospital Building

1, Kemfat Road, Ajah

Tel: 01-8522626

e-mail: ibejulekkitaxoffice@lirs.net

IGANMU TAX OFFICE

Awaye House, 85 Lagos-Badagry Expressway

Coker Bus Stop, Orile

Tel: 01-8522607

e-mail: iganmutaxoffice@lirs.net

IJU TAX OFFICE

73, College Road

Estate Bus Stop, Iju

Tel: 01-8522634

e-mail: ijutaxoffice@lirs.net

IKEJA TAX OFFICE

Blk 9, Old Secretariat, Oba Akinjobi Street,

Ikeja

Tel: 01-8522604

e-mail: ikejataxoffice@lirs.net

IKORODU TAX OFFICE

91, Lagos Road

Haruna Bus Stop, Ikorodu

Tel: 01-8522627

IKOYI TAX OFFICE

25, Biaduo Street

Off Keffi Street, Ikoyi

e-mail:ikoyitaxoffice@lirs.net

IMOTA/AGBOWA TAX OFFICE

91, Oloruntedo Way

Imota – Lagos

Tel: 01-8522606

e-mail: imotataxoffice@lirs.net

JEBBA TAX OFFICE

20, Jebba Street

Ebute-Metta, Lagos

Tel: 01-8522610

e-mail: jebbataxoffice@lirs.net

KETU/OJOTA OFFICE

582, Ikorodu Road

Lagos

Tel: 01-8522624

e-mail: ketuojotataxoffice@lirs.net

ILUPEJU TAX OFFICE

10, Coker Road

Ilupeju

Tel: 01-8522603

e-mail: ilupejutaxoffice@lirs.net

MUSHIN TAX OFFICE

10, Agege Motor Road

Idi-Oro Bus Stop, Idi-Oro

Tel: 01-8138976

e-mail: mushintaxoffice@lirs.net

OGBA TAX OFFICE

6/8, Isheri Road

Omole, Ogba

Tel: 01-8522618

e-mail: ogbataxoffice@lirs.net

OJO TAX OFFICE

155, Olojo Drive

Ojo

Tel: 01-8522621

e-mail: ojotaxoffice@lirs.net

OKO AWO TAX OFFICE

13, Idoluwo Street

Lagos

Tel: 01-8522632

e-mail: okoawotaxoffice@lirs.net

OLOWOGBOWO TAX OFFICE

31, Oke Olowogbowo

Lagos

Tel: 01-8522605

e-mail: olowogbowotaxoffice@lirs.net

OREGUN TAX OFFICE

43, Kudirat Abiola Way

Oregun

Tel: 01-8522608

e-mail: oreguntaxoffice@lirs.net

OKO-OBA/ALAKUKO TAX OFFICE

Km 64, Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway

Ajegunle U-turn, Alakuko

Tel: 0-8522633

e-mail: okoobaalakukotaxoffice@lirs.net

OYINGBO TAX OFFICE

2, Willoughby Street

Ebute-Metta

Tel: 01-8522613

e-mail: oyingbotaxoffice@lirs.net

OSHODI TAX OFFICE

26, Afariogun Street

Oshodi

Tel: 01-8522615

e-mail: oshoditaxoffice@lirs.net

SHOMOLU TAX OFFICE

33/35, Salami Saibu Street

Shomolu

Tel: 01-8522616

e-mail: shomolutaxoffice@lirs.net

SOGUNLE TAX OFFICE

Works Yard, PWD

Ikeja

Tel: 01-8522611

e-mail: sogunletaxoffice@lirs.net

TINUBU TAX OFFICE

1st Floor, Re-Insurance Building

46 Marina, Lagos

Tel: 01-852260

tinubutaxoffice@lirs.net

SURULERE TAX OFFICE

17A, Alhaji Tokan Street

Surulere – Lagos

Tel: 01-8522614

e-mail: suruleretaxoffice@lirs.net

VICTORIA ISLAND TAX OFFICE [1]

Wema Bank Building

8, Idowu Taylor Street, Victoria Island

Lagos. Tel: 01-7400822

e-mail: victoriaislandtaxoffice@lirs.net

VICTORIA LSLAND TAX OFFICE

Itirin Court, Bishop Aboyade Cole

Victoria Island, Lagos

Tel: 01-8522600

e-mail: victoriaislandtaxoffice@lirs.net

 

 WHERE TO GO FOR BUSINESS INFORMATION 

Building Approvals and Development Permit – Ministry of Physical Planning & Urban Development, Blk 15, The Secretariat, Alausa-Ikeja

  • Lagos State Physical Planning and Development Authority, Old Secretariat, Oba Akinjobi Street, GRA, Ikeja Lagos State Urban Renewal Authority, Old Secretariat, Oba Akinjobi Street, GRA, Ikeja-Lagos
  • Office of the Surveyor-General, Obafemi Awolowo Road, Besides Oluwalogbon Motors, Ikeja
  • Ministry of Lands, Directorate of Land Regularization: MTN Building, Blk 13 Room 8, The Secretariat, Ikeja

e-mail: landregularization@gmail.com

 

One –Stop for investment from overseas, Governor’s Office, Alausa, Ikeja ( Office of Investment and Overseas Affairs-(LAGOS GLOBAL)

One-Stop Investment Shop [Commercial/Industrial Matters] – Lagos State Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Block 8, The Secretariat, Alausa-Ikeja

Lands Acquisition, Registration and Survey – Lands Bureau, Lagos State Secretariat, Ikeja, Lagos [www.lasg.lands.ng, lagosstate.gov.ng & landsbureau@lagosstate.gov.ng]

 

Public-Private Partnership [PPP] – Public Private Partnership Office, Governor’s Office, The Secretariat, Alausa, Ikeja [ppp@lagosstate.gov.ng]

 

Internal Revenue [Tax] Matters – Lagos State Internal Revenue Service [LIRS], The Good Shepherd Building, Block H, Plot 1, Central Business District, Opposite Lagos State Secretariat, Alausa-Ikeja, Lagos [e-mail: chairman@lirs.net or chairman@labir.org]

 

Economic Development – Lagos State Ministry of Economic Planning and Budget, Block 19, The Secretariat, Alausa-Ikeja

 

Raw Materials – Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources Development, Block 17, The Secretariat, Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos; Raw Materials Research and Development Council [RMRDC]: Matori Small-Scale Estate, Fatai Atere Way, Mushin-Lagos [www.rmrdc.org]

 

Public Information/General Enquiries – Lagos State Ministry of Information and Strategy, Block 4, The Secretariat, Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos e-mail:info@lagosstate.gov.ng

www.lagosstate.gov.ng