Friday, September 9, 2016

Lagos is A Country

  • Lagos is currently the 5th biggest economy in Africa.
  • Lagos city is Africa's largest megacity with the highest GDP.

  • The immediate former Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babatunde Raji ­Fashola, SAN, once dropped the following bombshell so calmly it would have been easy to miss: he believes the city’s optimum population is 40 million. ~ Fashola, The Man Who Transformed Lagos - Matthew Green Of Financial Times - Politics - Nigeria
  • Former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, the current Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammad Sanusi said:
“As it stands today, Lagos’ role on the economic future of Nigeria is critical than what people think of the Niger Delta region.
He said Federal Govern-ment can learn from Lagos policies formulation that boost business and attract investors, adding that the Lagos example can bail the country out of its economic woes.
  • Lagos is developing new cities with the Eko Atlantic City already in progress and Lagos Smart City project on the drawing board.
  • Dangote Group is building the largest refinery in Africa in Lagos.
  • A new international airport and new seaport are in progress in Lagos.
  • Lagos attracted Mr. Mark Zuckerberg, Cofounder and CEO of Facebook in his first trip to sub Saharan Africa in August, 2016. He is investing in ICT startups in the technological ecosystem of Lagos State.
  • Lagos has more international five star hotels than any other country in West Africa.
Watch out for more in "Lagos is A Country" documentary film by Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima, the producer and director of "Lagos in Motion: Sights and Sounds of Africa's Largest Megacity".

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