Lagos State

state in Nigeria
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Lagos State, sometimes referred to as Lagos, is a state located in the southwestern part of Nigeria.[1] It is economically one of most busiest states in Nigeria.[2] The capital of Lagos State is Ikeja.


Lagos State was created on 27 May 1967. It was previously known as Eko until the arrival of Portuguese merchants. The word Eko was coined out from a Yoruba word "Eko" (English: war camp). The first settlers of Eko were the Aworis.[3]

Local Government AreasEdit

Lagos State is divided into 20 local government areas from 5 administrative divisions.[4] The local government areas include:


  1. R. O. Ajetunmobi (2003). The evolution and development of Lagos State. A-Triad Associates. ISBN 978-978-36240-8-5.
  2. Olukayode Akanmu Olomu (1983). Lagos State: The Cornerstone of Nigeria's Economic Development : a Study of Its Growth and Comparative Contribution to the Economy of Nigeria. International Management and Research Institute. ISBN 978-978-182-080-9.
  3. Jeremy Seymour Eades (8 May 1980). The Yoruba Today. CUP Archive. pp. 13–. ISBN 978-0-521-22656-1.
  4. Lagos State Local Governments. Public Information Department, Lagos State Ministry of Information, Culture, & Sports. 1995.

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