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List Of The 20 Local Government Areas In Lagos State And Their Towns In Nigeria

JEROME MICHAEL EBRUPHIYO Monday, October 18, 2021 Basis

 

Introduction

It will interest you to know that Lagos state is one of the most popular and the most visited state in Nigeria. This is because the state has so many infrastructures, amenities and industrial development as well as tourist centers for both foreigners and locals. This post will provide information on the list of the 20 local government areas in Lagos state and their towns in Nigeria and also provide answers to frequently asked questions below.

Brief History of Lagos State in Nigeria

Lagos was originally inhabited by the Awori subgroup of the Yoruba people in the 15th century. Under the leadership of the Oloye Olofin, the Awori moved to an island now called Iddo and then to the larger Lagos Island. In the 16th century, the Awori settlement was conquered by the Benin Empire and the island became a Benin war-camp called "Eko" under Oba, the at the time. Eko is still the native name for Lagos. Lagos (Portuguese for "lakes") was a name given to the settlement by the Portuguese. Throughout history, it was home to a number of warring ethnic groups who had settled in the area. Following its early settlement by the Awori nobility and its conquest by the Benin warlords, the state first came to the attention of the Portuguese in the 15th century. Portuguese explorer Rui de Sequeira visited the area in 1472, naming the area around the city Lago de Curamo, which means Lake of Curamo. In Britain's early 19th century fight against the transatlantic slave trade, its West Africa Squadron or Preventative Squadron as it was also known, continued to pursue Portuguese, American, French and Cuban slave ships and to impose anti-slavery treaties with West African coastal chiefs with so much doggedness that they created a strong presence along the West African coast from Sierra Leone all the way to the Niger Delta (today's Nigeria) and as far south as Congo. In 1849, Britain appointed John Beecroft Consul of the Bights of Benin and Biafra, a position he held (along with his governorship of Fernando Po) until his death in 1854. John Duncan was appointed Vice Consul and was located at Wydah. At the time of Beecroft's appointment, the Kingdom of Lagos (under Oba Kosoko) was in the western part of the Consulate of the Bights of Benin and Biafra and was a key slave trading port. In 1851 and with pressure from liberated slaves who now wielded political and business influence, Britain intervened in Lagos in what is now known as the Bombardment of Lagos or Capture of Lagos resulting in the installation of Oba Akitoye and the ouster of Oba Kosoko. Oba Akitoye then signed the Treaty between Great Britain and Lagos abolishing slavery. The signing of the 1852 treaty ushered in the Consular Period in Lagos' history wherein Britain provided military protection for Lagos. Lagos was declared a colony on 5 March 1862. Before the creation of Lagos State on 27 May 1967, Lagos, which was the country's capital had been administered directly by the Federal Government as a Federal Territory through the Federal Ministry of Lagos Affairs, while the Lagos City Council (LCC) governed the city. Lagos, along with the towns from the then Western region (Ikeja, Agege, Mushin, Ikorodu, Epe and Badagry), were eventually captured to create Lagos State.

List of Local Government Areas in Lagos State and their Towns in Nigeria

1. Amuwo-Odofin Local Government

It has its administrative headquarters in Festac town with about 8 other towns which include:
  • Festac
  • Kirikiri
  • Amuwo
  • Ijegun
  • Satellite
  • Irede
  • Ibeshe
  • Igbologun

2. Agege Local Government Area

It has its administrative headquarters in Agege town with about 18 other towns and villages which include:
  • Isale
  • Idimangoro
  • Iloro
  • Onipetesi
  • Oniwaya
  • Papa-Uku
  • Agbotikuyo
  • Dopemu
  • Oyewole
  • Papa Ashafa
  • Okekoto
  • Keke
  • Doracha
  • Tabon
  • Oko Oba
  • Orile Agage
  • Isale Odo
  • Oko Oba

3. Alimosho Local Government Area

It has its administrative headquarters in Ikotun town with about 21 other towns and districts which include:
  • Akowonjo
  • Egbeda
  • Alimosho
  • Idimu
  • Isheri Olofin
  • Akesan
  • Ikotun
  • Ijegun
  • Egbe
  • Agodo
  • Igando
  • Egan
  • Ipaja North
  • Ipaja South
  • Ayobo/Ijon
  • Oke-Odo
  • Abule-Egba
  • Aboru
  • Meiran
  • Alagbado

4. Ajeromi-Ifelodun Local Government Area

It has its administrative headquarters in Ajeromi-Ifelodun town with about 10 other towns and districts which include:
  • Ago Hausa
  • Awodi-Ora
  • Wilmer
  • Olodi
  • Tolu
  • Temidire 1
  • Layeni
  • Alaba Oro
  • Mosafejo
  • Temidire 2

5. Apapa Iganmu Local Government Area

It is located along the shoreline and houses the Apapa sea port with about 8 towns and districts which include:
  • Tincan/Snake Island
  • Ijora-Oloye
  • Olodan-Olojowou
  • Olatokunbo
  • Iganmu
  • Gaskiya
  • Afolabi Alasia
  • Sari

6. Badagry Local Government Area

It is located in Ajara Road, Badagry town with about 10 other towns and districts which include:
  • Posukoh
  • Awhanjigoh
  • Ibereko
  • Keta-East
  • Iworo Gbanko
  • Ajido
  • Ilogbo-Araromi
  • Ikoga
  • Ajara
  • Iya-Afin

7. Epe Local Government Area

It is located in Epe town with about 20 other communities and districts which include:
  • Etita
  • Ebode
  • Lagbade
  • Popo-Oba
  • Oke-Balogun
  • Ajaganabe
  • Ise/Igbogun
  • Oriba
  • Ladaba
  • Agbowa
  • Agbowa Ikosi
  • Ago Owu
  • Orugbo
  • Ilara
  • Ibonwon
  • Odoragunsin
  • Poka
  • Odomola
  • Ejirin
  • Itoikin

8. Eti-Osa Local Government Area

  • It is located in Ikoyi town with about 12 other towns and districts which include:
    • Victoria Island
    • Vistoria Island 2
    • Ilasan
    • Ikate
    • Ilado
    • Eti-Osa
    • Ajah
    • Sangotedo
    • Ado
    • Langbasa
    • Badore
    • Obalende
  • 9. Ibeju/Lekki Local Government Area

    It is located in Akodo town with about 12 other towns and districts which include:
    • Ibeju
    • Orimedu 1
    • Orimedu 2
    • Iwerekun 2
    • S1
    • Lekki Phase 1
    • Lekki Phase 2
    • S2
    • Siriwon
    • Igbekodo 1
    • Siriwon/Igbekodo 2

    10. Ifako-Ijaye Local Government Area

    It is located in Ifako town with about 16 other towns and districts which include:
    • Old Ifako
    • Karaole
    • Ifako
    • Oyemekun
    • Fagba/Akute
    • Iju Isaga
    • Iju-Obawole
    • Pamada/Abule-Egba
    • Ijaiye
    • Ojokoro
    • Ijaiye
    • Agbado
    • Alakuko
    • Kollington
    • Ajegunle/akinde
    • Animashaun

    11. Ikeja Local Government Area

    It is located in Ikeja city with about 18 other towns and districts which include:
    • Anifowoshe
    • Ikeja
    • Ojodu
    • Agidingbi
    • Omole
    • Alausa
    • Oregun
    • Olusosun
    • Airport/Onipetesi/Onilekere
    • Ipodo
    • Seriki Aro
    • Adekunle/Adeniyi Jones
    • Ogba
    • Oke-Ira
    • Aguda
    • Onigbongbo
    • Wasimi
    • Opebi

    12. Ikorodu Local Government Area

    It has its administrative headquarters in Ikorodu town with about 16 other towns and districts which include:
    • Isele
    • Aga
    • Ijimu
    • Ipakodo
    • Imota
    • Isiu
    • Igbogbo
    • Baiyeku
    • Oreta
    • Ijede
    • Agura/Iponmi
    • Odugunyan
    • Erikorodu
    • Agbala
    • Olorunda
    • Igbada

    13. Kosofe Local Government Area

    It has its administrative headquarters in Kosofe town with about 24 other towns and districts which include:
    • Oworonshoki
    • Ifako/Soluyi
    • Ajao Estate
    • Mende
    • Maryland
    • Ojota
    • Ogudu
    • Ketu
    • Alapere
    • Agidi
    • Orisigun
    • Kosofe
    • Ajelogo
    • Akanimodo
    • Ikosi-Ketu
    • Mile 12
    • Agiliti
    • Maidan
    • Isheri-Olowo-Ira
    • Shangisha
    • Magodo
    • Agboyi 1
    • Owode Onirin
    • Odo-Ogun

    14. Lagos Island Local Government Area

    It is located in the center of Lagos Island with about 24 towns and villages which include:
    • Olowogbowo
    • Elegbata
    • Oluwole
    • Idumota/Oke
    • Oju-Oto
    • Oko-Awo
    • Agarawu
    • Obadina
    • Iduntafa
    • Ilupesi
    • Isale-Agbede
    • Olosun
    • Olushi
    • Kakawa
    • Popo-Aguda/li>
    • Anikantamo
    • Oko-Faji
    • Eiyekole
    • Onikan
    • Sandgrouse
    • Epetedo
    • Ebute

    15. Lagos Mainland Local Government Area

    It is located in the central part of Lagos mainland with about 12 towns and districts which include:
    • Otto/Iddo
    • Olaleye
    • Maroko
    • Ebute Metta
    • Glover
    • Oko-Baba
    • Oyadiran Estate
    • Abule-Oja
    • Alogomeji
    • Iwaya
    • Yaba
    • Igbobi

    16. Mushin Local Government Area

    It is located in Mushin town with about 15 other towns and districts which include:
    • Mushin
    • Alakara
    • Odi-Olowu
    • Babalosa
    • Ojuwoye
    • Ilupeju
    • Olateju
    • Kayode/Fadeyi
    • Atewolara
    • Papa-Ajao
    • Ilasamaja
    • Babalosa
    • Idi-Araba
    • Itire
    • Ilupeju Industrial Estate

    17. Ojo Local Government Area

    It is located in Ojo town with about 9 other towns and villages which include:
    • Okokomaiko
    • Ajangbadi
    • Ijanikin
    • Iba
    • Irewe
    • Tafi
    • Etegbin
    • Idoluwo
    • Sabo

    18. Oshodi/Isolo Local Government Area

    It is located in rural part of Oshodi town with about 10 other towns which include:
    • Orile-Oshodi
    • Isolo
    • Ajao Estate
    • Mafoluku
    • Sogunle
    • Alasia
    • Okota
    • Ishagatedo
    • Oke-Afa
    • Ejigbo

    19. Shomolu Local Government Area

    It is located in Shomolu town with about 16 other towns and villages which include:
    • Onipanu
    • Palmgrove/Ijebutedo
    • Alade
    • Bajulaiye
    • Mafowoku/Pedro
    • Lad-Lak
    • Bariga
    • Ilaje
    • Akoka
    • Igbobi/Fadeyi
    • Fola Agoro
    • Igbari-Akoka
    • Gbada Phase 1 Obanikoro
    • Gbada Phase 2
    • Apeleyin
    • Abule Okuta

    20. Surulere Local Government Area

    It has its administrative headquarters in Surulere town with about 24 other towns and districts which include:
    • Orile
    • Aguda
    • Ijeshatedo
    • Akinhanmi/Cole
    • Yaba
    • Ojuelegba
    • Igbaja
    • Shitta Ogunlana Drive
    • Adeniran
    • Ogunsanya
    • Iponri Housing Estate
    • Eric Moore
    • Coker
    • Ikate
    • Baya-Oje
    • Igbon
    • Gambari
    • Iresaapa
    • Arolu
    • Iresaadu
    • Iregba
    • Iwofin
    • Ilajue
    • Octoberin

    What is the History of Lagos?

    Modern-day Lagos was founded by the Awori in the thirteenth century. It was later called Eko. The Portuguese explorer Ruy de Sequeira who visited the area in 1472, named the area around the city Lago de Curamo; the present name is Portuguese for "lakes".

    When was Lagos State Created?

    Lagos state was created on the 27th of May, 1967

    Which Tribe Owns Lagos State?

    Traditionally, Awori are found in two Nigerian States: Ogun and Lagos. The Awori people migrated from Ile Ife and occupied the present day Lagos state.

    Who were the First Settlers of Lagos State?

    The first settlers were the Awori. The first government was from Benin. Then to make Lagos a city at all, there were two other sets of people: the Brazilian slaves of Yoruba origin, who came in 1852, and the Yoruba-speaking slaves, who came from Freetown, Sierra Leone. They came around 1854.

    How many local government area are in Lagos State?

    Lagos State is divided into five Administrative divisions, which are further divided into 37 Local Government Areas, or LGAs. In 2003 many of the LGAs were split for administrative purposes into Local Council Development Areas. But there are 20 major local government areas in Lagos state and that is what this article will provide information on.

    Which Local Government Area is Kola in Lagos State?

    The local government area that is Kola in Lagos State is Alimosho Alimoso

    Which local government is biggest in Nigeria?

    Toro local government headquarters is in the town of Toro in Bauchi state. The local government has Three (3) district i.e. Toro, Jama'a and Lame district. The local government is the largest local government in Nigeria and west Africa in particular. It has an area of 6,9322km and a population of 350,404 at the 2006 census.

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