Despite being a small city, Lagos State still remains the most populous and major financial centre of Nigeria.
Here are 5 things you should know about this megacity.
1. Lagos State Used to be the capital of Nigeria
Lagos maintained its status as the capital when Nigeria obtained its independence from Britain in 1960.
Lagos State was, therefore the capital city of Nigeria from 1914 until 1991, when it was replaced with Abuja as the Federal Capital Territory.
2. It has the tallest building in West Africa
Lagos State hosts the tallest building in West Africa, NECOM house towers and it is 160m above the city.
3. Third Mainland Bridge
The Third Mainland Bridge which connects Lagos Island to the Mainland was the longest bridge in Africa measuring 11.8km until 1996.
It was built by Julius Berger Nigeria Plc, the official name of the bridge is Ibrahim Babangida Bridge.
4. Lagos Role In Nigeria’s Importations
Lagos handles 80% of the country’s imports.
Located in the Southwest beach line of Nigeria, Lagos port is responsible for processing 80% of goods in Nigeria.
This port is also mentioned as one of the top 10 in Africa.
What else do you know about Lagos?