In as much as Lagos is looked at as a prospering state, the local governments in Lagos state are not the highest when it comes to the number of local governments in the country.
In my previous article on local government in Nigeria and their functions, I stated clearly that these governments play an important role in the Nigerian government structure, as they’re the closest to us.
For effective administration of resources in the country, partitioning has been the way to go, from division into states, to local governments and their wards.
In this updated article, you’ll find information about the following:
- What is a local government in Nigeria?
- the full list of all 20 local governments in Lagos state alphabetically
- Lagos state local government and their wards
- The richest local government in Lagos state
- Cities in Lagos state
- Yaba is under which local government?
- Orile Iganmu is under which local government?
Local governments are the closest government to us. It is easier to reach the Local government than it is to the State governments, talk less of the Federal government.
The local government areas in Nigeria are subdivisions of the states created to bring the government benefits closer to the people, also to ensure an effective administration of resources.
Local governments in Lagos state did not start at twenty; history tells of how these local governments in Lagos state came into existence and play a vital role in the Nigerian government structure.
Tales by moonlight tell of the migration of a certain number of people from Ile – Ife to settle on the coast, they were called the Aworis.
Around the 1300 – 1400 CE; a complaint was made to the Oba of the Benin Empire, by one of his traders, of how he had been mistreated by the inhabitants of Eko. Learn more about the history of Nigeria
The Oba of Benin would not allow this slide and so embarked on a mission to confirm this complaint. Unfortunately, the Aworis attacked this mission.
The Oba felt insulted by this village that did not have local governments not to talk of local governments in Lagos state. He declared war on the Aworis and a war journey, led by Prince Ado, was embarked on.
On getting to Eko, the prince demanded an explanation, the Aworis then pleaded with the prince to stay with them and be their leader.
Prince Ado accepted their request to be their leader not minding there were not up to 20 local governments in Lagos state.
Lagos, formerly known as Eko, was created on the 27th of May, 1967. As of today, there are 20 local governments in Lagos state and it is no doubt one of the most developed states in Nigeria.
In this article, I’ll share with you the 20 local governments in Lagos, the current Lagos population, the richest local government in Lagos, Lagos local government map, and more.
Let’s get started.
The 20 Local Governments In Lagos State Alphabetically And Their Chairman
Below is the list of local government areas in Lagos state their chairman.
1. Agege Local Government Area
Although created in the year 1954, Agege is one of the Lagos local government areas. It is a local government in Lagos state, in Ikeja division.
Prominent places in Agege local government area include Lagos State University (LASU) campus, and NYSC permanent orientation camp, Iyana – Ipaja road, Agege.
- Local government chairman: Ganiyu Kola Egunjobi.
- Local government secretariat address: 1A, J.J Obamero road, Adealu road, Dopemu, Agege, Lagos state.
- Phone number: 08023164231.
- Website: lagosstate.gov.ng.
2. Ajeromi – Ifelodun
Ajeromi translated in English means ‘I find trading easy’ and Ifelodun is translated to mean ‘love is the sweetest’. Ajeromi – Ifelodun is one of the local governments in Lagos state.
- Local government chairman: Ayoola Fatai Adekunle.
- Local government secretariat address: Amukoko, Lagos state.
- Phone number: 08023566489.
- Website: lagosstate.gov.ng.
Alimosho, one of the local governments in Lagos state, was created in the year 1945. The egbados are said to dominate this local government area.
Celebrations identified with this area include the Oro (curfew), Egungun (masquerade), and Igunnu festivals which are celebrated every year.
- Local government chairman: Jelili Sulaimon Adewale.
- Local government secretariat address: 3, Bada Street, Williams layout, Akowonjo, Lagos state
- Phone number: 08023066268.
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4. Amuwo – Odofin
This is also one of the local governments in Lagos state and is dominated by the Aworis.
- Local government chairman: Modupe Ojodu.
- Local government secretariat address: 41 Road, off 4th avenue, Festac Town, Lagos state.
- Phone number: 08023574134, 08076899162.
- Website: amuwo-odofin.gov.ng.
Apapa, popularly known as the location of Lagos’s port, is one of the local governments in Lagos state. The Kirikiri maximum security prison is also located in this area.
- Local government chairman: Adele Elijah Owolabi.
- Local government secretariat address: 37, Burma Road, Apapa, Lagos state.
- Phone number: 08023224709, 08037270556.
Badagry is another one of the local governments in Lagos state. History of Badagry tells of a European trader, locally known as Yovo Huntokonu, who established a trading port around the year 1736; this pioneered the growth of Badagri’s main town as a Centre of trade.
Rev. Thomas Birch Freeman was said to be the first preacher of the Christian religion in Nigeria, Badagry to be precise.
- Local government chairman: Onilude Olusegun Adeniran.
- Local government secretariat address: The secretariat, Ajara – Badagry, Badagry, Lagos state.
- Phone number: 017386001, 017386580.
Epe is one of the local governments in Lagos state contributing its quota to boosting the economy of the state. It is famous for the exportation of coconuts, fish, firewood, etc from the state to other states in the country.
- Local government chairman: Honourable Adedoyin Adesanya Adenola
- Local government secretariat address: Ita–marun, Epe, Lagos state
- Phone number: 08034279979, 017770535.
8. Eti – Osa
Eti – osa has been referred to as the main business and financial centre of Lagos state. It is also known as one of the local governments in Lagos state.
Its sheltering of domestic and international businesses in its area has been reported to be attached to its reputation as the former location of the nation’s capital.
- Local government chairman: Shuaibu Ajayi.
- Local government secretariat address: Igbo–efon, km 15, Eti–osa, Lekki-epe expressway, Lagos state.
9. Ibeju / Lekki
This is also one of the local governments in Lagos state.
- Local government chairman: Surakat Semiu Olorunkemi.
- Local government secretariat address: Igando–oloja Street, Ibeju–lekki, Lagos state.
- Phone number: 08023222184, 08035459911, 08023124848.
- Website: ibejulekki.lg.gov.ng.
10. Ifako Ijaiye
Ifako – Ijaiye is one of the local governments in Lagos state carved out of Agege. History dates its creation to 1st of October, 1996 by General Sani Abacha.
- Local government chairman: Ayoola Fatai Adekunle.
- Local government secretariat address: Aina Ajobo Street, Ogba, Lagos state.
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More Lagos State Local Government and Their Wards
Each local government area in the country are divided into two constituencies which are further divided into wards.
Mathematically speaking, since we have 20 local governments in Lagos state suffice to say we have 40 constituencies in Lagos state.
According to a report, below is the list of the local governments in Lagos state and their constituencies.
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- Ipodo/Seriki Aro
- Ojodu / Agidingbi / Omole
- Alausa / Oregun / Olusosun
- Anifowoshe / Ikeja
- Oke Ira/Aguda
- Adekunle / Adeniyi jones / Ogba
- Wasimi / Opebi / Allen
- GRA / Police barracks
- Agura / Iponmi
- Aga / Ijomu
- Olorunda / Igbala
- Isele 1
- Isele 2
- Isele 3
- Ijede 1
- Ijede 2
- Baiyeku / Oreta
- Imota 1
- Imota 2
- Igbogbo 1
- Igbogbo 2
- Ojota / Ogudu
- Anthony / Mende
- Agboyi 1
- Agboyi 2
- Ketu / Alapere
- Isheri / Olowo – Ira
- Ketu / Ikosi
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14. Lagos Island
- Idumagbo / Oko – Awo
- Olowogbowo / Elegbata
- Isale _ Agbede
- Agarawu / Obadina
- Agarawu / Obadina
- Oju – Oto / Isale Eko
- Olushi / Kakawa
- Olushi / Kakawa
- Popo – Aguda
- Ilubirin / Lafiaji
- Onikan / Okesuna
- Oko – Faji
15. Lagos Mainland
- Maroko / Ebute – Meta
- Oko – Baba
- Otto / Iddo
- Glover / Ebutte – Metta
- Oyingbo/Ebutte – Metta
- Oyadiran / Estate / Abule- Oja
- Yaba / Igbobi – Sabi
So, if you’re asking; Yaba is under which local government, there you have it.
- Kayode / Fadeyi
- Idi – Oro / Odi – Olowo
- Idi –Araba
- Idi –Araba
- Mushin / Atewolara
- Babalosa / Idi – Araba
- Sabo / Alaba
- Otto / Ilogbo
18. Oshodi – Isolo
- Alasia / Shogunle
- Orile – Oshodi
- Oshodi –Bolade
- Oke – Afa / Ejigbo
- Ajao Estate
- Folagoro / Bajulaiye / Igbari.
- Palmgrove/Ijebu – Tedo
- Igbobi / Fadeyi
- Gbagada phase 1/ Obanikoro
- Gbagada phase 2/ Apelehin
- Abule Okuta/ Ilaje? Bariga
- Ilaje / Akoka
- Iponrin Housing estate/Eric Moore
- Yaba / Ojuelegba
- Adeniran Ogunsanya
- Akinhanmi / Cole
- Shitta / Ogunlana
- Gbaja / Stadium
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How Many Local Council Development Areas Are in Lagos state?
Today, it has been reported we have 37 local council development areas in Lagos State and I tell you they are not for show but for better and effective administrative purposes
Let’s not forget that local council development areas are not exclusive to local governments in Lagos State only, but also to other local governments in the country.
History tells of how the year 2003 saw many of the 20 local governments in Lagos State divided into local council development areas or LCDAs for short.
List of Lcdas In Lagos State
These Lcdas include:
- Agbado Okeodo – Abule Egba
- Agboyi Ketu – Alapere
- Apapa Iganmu – Badiya
- Ayobo Ipaja – Igbogila
- Badagry West – Kankon
- Bariga – Pedro
- Cor Aguda – Aguda
- Egbe idimu – Isheri-Olofin
- Ejigbo – Ejigbo
- Eredo – Epe/Ijebu
- Eti Osa East, Baale – Stajah
- Iba – Oyonka
- Ifelodun – Amukoko
- Igbogbo Baiyeku – Igbogbo
- Ijede – Maidan
- Ikorodu North – Odogunyan
- Ikordun West – Owutu
- Ikosi Isheri – Ikosi
- Igando Ikotun – Ikotun
- Imota – Ebute-Ajebo
- Iru, Victoria Island – Victoria
- Isolo – Isolo
- Itire Ikate – Itire
- Lagos Island East – Kakawa
- Lekki belongs to Lekki
- Mosan Okunola belongs to Akin-Ogun
- Odi Olowo belongs to Ilupeja
- Ojodu belongs to Oke ira
- Ojokoro belongs to Ijaiye
- Olorunda belongs to Iworo
- Onigbongbon belongs to Opebi
- Oriade belongs to Ijegun-Ibasa
- Orile Agege belongs to Abekoko
- Oto Awori belongs to Ijaniki
- Yaba belongs to Adekunle
Now, let me show you what Lagos state local government map looks like.
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Lagos State Local Government Map
Lagos State is bounded on the North and East by Ogun State. In the West, it shares borders with Benin Republic, and its South opens into the Atlantic Ocean. I have for you the map of Lagos state local governments below.
With a total area of 3,577 square Kilometer, Lagos state is the smallest in Nigeria. But ironically, it is the most populous state and it houses the largest city in Africa.
Did you know that lagoons and creeks take up a whopping 22% of the state’s total area? That’s a fact figure for you.
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Richest Local Government In Lagos state
Ikeja, Capital of Lagos, is the richest local government in Lagos state. It covers a landmass of 49.92km2
It shelters over 400 companies, top companies, industries, small-medium enterprises among others inclusive.
It is also the second richest local government in the country. It houses the Murtala Muhammad International Airport, Sheraton Hotel, Femi Kuti’s African Shrine, Lagbaja’s Motherland, Computer Village, Ikeja City Mall, and many others.
At this point, you may start to wonder, what is the population of Lagos state, isn’t it?
Lagos Population and Demography
Lagos state population is huge!
Lagos State has a population of 9,013,534 in accordance to the National count of 140,003,542 a few years ago.
However, based on the UN-Habitat and international development agencies’ estimates, Lagos State is said to have about 24.6 million inhabitants in 2015.
From this huge population of Lagos, Metropolitan Lagos accounts for over 85% on an area that is 37% of the land area of the State.
The fact that Lagos state population is growing 10 times faster than that of New York and Los Angeles, and more than the population of 32 African nations combined, the State population is expected to hit the 35 million mark in 2020.
There is no gainsaying that the population of Lagosians has boosted the Lagos state economy over the years.
Lagos Nigeria Economy
Lagos Nigeria, Eko Wengele or No man’s land has boosted Nigeria’s economy with the following:
- Lagos state has 29 Industrial Estates and 4 Central Business Districts [CBD]
- Lagos is the largest market in Sub-Saharan Africa.
- Home of the Nigerian Capital and Money Market [Financial Hub]
- West Africa Oil/Gas Pipeline Project and National Power/Energy Load Centre
- Leads all seaports in Nigeria – Apapa & Tin Can Island [70% of total National cargo freight]
- Media hub and international telecommunication gangway [over 50% of Nigeria’s PTO/GSM subscribers]
- Location of Nigeria’s busiest international/regional aviation hub – Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Ikeja [over 70.61% of international and 58.30 % of domestic traffic]
- Home to 70% of the Country’s total industrial investment and 65% of its commercial activities.
- Highest Vehicular Density – over 222/km [National 11km]
- Internally Generated Revenue accounts for over 60% of the state’s annual budget skewed in favor of capital expenditure.
- Home to over 200 financial institutions
Final Words On Local Governments In Lagos State
There you have it, the list of 20 local governments in Lagos state alphabetically and information about their chairman, wards, etc.
Eko ile has it is popularly called is one big city that attracts people and it’s one of the states that contribute tremendously to the GDP of Nigeria.
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