Lagos State Local Governments

Lagos is that city in Nigeria that keeps sweeping you off your feet. Well, maybe not in the poetic sense. Lagos on its typical day can be hard to comprehend; with people on a fast pace. It is what you expect of Nigeria’s and Africa’s most populous city. With over 10 million people living in the city, as a stranger, you definitely don’t want to be alone on the streets of Lagos.

The city, at the bank of the Atlantic, is the busiest in the country and considered the economic capital of Nigeria. Below are the 20 Local Government in Lagos.



Alimosho is the largest Local Government Area in Lagos State, Nigeria. This was according to the official 2006 Census conducted which reported over one million inhabitants in the area.  It is a local government in the Ikeja division. The local government comprises of areas like Idimu, Ipaja, Igando, Ikotun Ijegun, Agbado, Akowonjo and its environs. The Alimosho local government office is at No 3, Bada street, Williams Layout, Akowonjo, Alimosho, Lagos State. The widely spoken language in the community is the Yoruba language with Islam and Christianity being the dominant religions.



Ajeromi Ifelodun is one of 20 Local Government Areas in Lagos state, Nigeria. It is one of the biggest LGAs in the city, located close to Apapa. The community possesses a lot of fun and interesting things to do and places to visit. From local bars to clubs and great meals at an affordable price. If you are also an art enthusiast, the National Theatre is just fifteen minutes drive from the area. The Ajeromi Ifelodun Local Government Office is at No 1, Baale street, Olodi-Apapa, Ajegunle.


Mushin may not be the biggest Local Government Area in Lagos, but it is definitely one of the most popular areas in Lagos. The area is famous for its rough street life and markets; from Ojuwoye to Olosha, down to the heart of Palm Avenue to Ilasamaja. It is one of those places you visit with all your six senses with eyes on your pockets and bags. The Mushin Local Government Office is located at 82/84, Palm Avenue, Mushin, Lagos State, Nigeria.

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This is actually (most times) the landing point for anyone coming into Lagos state. Oshodi-Isolo is part of the Ikeja Division of Lagos. Until recently, Oshodi use to be one of the busiest places in Lagos. According to the 2006 Census, the population in the area is over 600,000 people. Areas in Oshodi-Isolo comprises of Mafoloku, Isolo, Shogunle, Oke-Afa and its environs. The Oshodi-Isolo local government office is located at Oyetoyo Street, Oshodi, Lagos State, Nigeria.


Ojo is one of the many Local Government Areas in Lagos. It is at the South-West of the city. Ojo is a suburb of Lagos, home to the state’s owned University and an army cantonment. The Local Government comprises of areas like Iyana Iba, Ojo town, Alaba, Ajangbadi among others. The Alaba International Market in Alaba is home to electronics and electrical appliances. The Ojo Local Government office is located at Olojo Drive, Ojo Town, Lagos State, Nigeria.



Ikorodu is another Local Government Area in Lagos State. It is located North-East of the state along the Lagos Lagoon. The city shares boundaries with Ogun state. Ikorodu has a large industrial area. The major occupation of Ikorodu people is trading and farming. The Ikorodu Local Government is under the Epe Division of Lagos State.


Surulere is a Local Government Area in Lagos on the mainland. According to the 2006 census, there are over 500,000 inhabitants in the area. Surulere comprises of areas like Aguda, Iponri, Bode Thomas, Ijesha, Adeniran Ogunsanya, Masha, Kilo among others. The city’s strategic location providing easy access to both the mainland and island makes it the go-to place for commercial and residential purposes. The roads are well networked and the city’s popularity has been amplified through Nigeria pop music. It is also home to the National Stadium and Teslim Balogun Stadium.


Agege is at the North of the State, a suburb and Local Government Area in the Ikeja Division of Lagos State. Agege is also one of the popular places in Lagos and known for its vibrant life. The Local Government Area comprises of areas like Fagba, Ogba, Iju-Ishaga among others. It is the city nicked with the famous brand of bread in Lagos – Agege Bread.

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Ifako-Ijaiye is one of the 20 Local Government in Lagos state. You can easily access other parts of Lagos by going through Abule Egba or Ogba areas of the LGA which are just a few kilometers from the Lagos airport. The Agege train station in the area provides one of the cheapest forms of transportation in Lagos state. It is home to many residential buildings and markets.


Shomolu is considered the headquarters of printing press in Lagos. The major business in this part of the state is printing. It is one of the 20 Local Government Areas on the mainland, home to areas like Fadeyi, Shomolu, Palmgroove, Obanikoro and its environs. The Shomolu Local government office is located on Durosimi Street, Off Oguntolu Street, Bajulaiye, Shomolu, Lagos State, Nigeria.


Amuwo-Odofin is a Local Government Area in the Badagry Division of Lagos State. It is one of the 20 Local Government Areas in Lagos. It is often considered a border city considering its close proximity to the border. The Jankara market is one of the popular places to visit in the area. The Local Government is home to areas like Festac, Satellite Town, Mile 2 among others.



Ikeja is the capital of Lagos State. This part of Lagos is one of the busiest during the day because of the commercial activities in the area. The ‘Computer Village’ is a very popular place in Ikeja and the whole of Lagos. Under this Local Government Area are places like Opebi, Toyin Street, Allen, Ikeja GRA, Maryland, Berger among others. The Local Government Area is Located at 2, Community Road, Ikeja, Lagos State, Nigeria.


Eti-Osa is a Local Government Area of Lagos State in Nigeria. It is one of the State’s Local Government area on the island. The Local Government Area comprises of areas like Obalende, Agungi, Osapa-London, Ajah and its environs.


Badagry is one of the Local Government in Lagos, located towards the border on your way to Seme, Benin Republic. Badagry is known to be the historical town where slaves were taken from & where slaves were taken to before transportation over the seas.

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Apapa is a Local Government Area in Lagos, located to the west of Lagos Island. Apapa contains a number of ports and terminals. This part of Lagos has the worst traffic jam on its days because of the trailer that plies the roads.


Lagos Island

Lagos Island is one of the 20 Local Government Areas in Lagos that is located on the island. It is connected to the mainland by three large bridges which cross Lagos Lagoon to the district of Ebute Metta. It is also linked to the neighbouring island of Ikoyi and to Victoria Island. It is also home to one of Lagos’ busiest street – Broad street.


Epe is another Local Government located on the island. It lies on the north bank of the coastal Lagos Lagoon and has road connections to Ijebu-Ode and Ikorodu. The major occupation of the people here is fishing and it is also a point for the export of fish, cassava, corn, green vegetables, coconuts, cocoa, palm produce, rubber, and firewood to Lagos.


Ibeju-Lekki is a local government area in the Epe Division of Lagos State, Nigeria. The name of the Local government was derived from two autonomous communities, Ibeju and Lekki. The Ibeju Lekki Local Government Secretariat can be located at Igando Oloja Ibeju-Lekki, Lagos State, Nigeria.

Lagos Mainland

Lagos Mainland is another one of the 20 Local Government in Lagos. It is a Local Government Area in the Lagos Division of Lagos State. It is located on the mainland at 2, Ondo Street, Ebute-Metta (West), Lagos, Lagos State, Nigeria.


Kosofe is a Local Government Area of Lagos State, Nigeria. According to the 2006 census, the population of inhabitants in the area is over 600,000. The area is bordered by Berger and Ketu. The area is home to the popular Mile 12 market, Alapere, Ketu and its environs.

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