Lagos State was created on May 27th 1967 by virtue of the state (Creation and Transitional Provisions) Decree 14 of 1967, which restructured Nigeria into a Federation of twelve States then. The state, which was formerly the capital of Nigeria before being moved to Abuja in 1976, is tagged the “centre of excellence” as the state is the commercial nerve center of the country which hosts over half of the total industrial investment in Nigeria and the commercial activities.
People & Culture
Lagos is part of the Yoruba speaking South western of Nigeria but the population is made up of every tribe in the country and different nationalities of the world. The original inhabitants are the Aworis in Ikeja, the Eguns (Ogu) in Badagry area, the Ijebus in Ikorodu and Epe while Lagos Island consists of a mixture of Benin, Eko Aworis as well as repatriated Yoruba and other immigrants from Brazil and Sierra Leone after the abolition of slave trade.
Situated in the southwestern corner of the country and covering a total area of 3,577sqkm, this elongated state spans the Guinea coast of the Atlantic Ocean for over 180km, from the Republic of Benin on the west to its boundary with Ogun state in the east. It extends approximately from latitude 6°2’North to 6°4’North, and from longitude 2°45’East to 4°20’East. Of its ., about 787sq. km. or 22 percent is water
His Excellency, Babajide Sanwo-Olu – Incumbent Governor of Lagos State
Below are a few of the tourist hotspots within the State.
Lagos Bar Beach
Eko Tourist Beach Resort