Lagos, Nigeria

Lagos (Lagos State, Nigeria) is a port and is the most populous city in the country with17.5 million in 2006 and above 20 million in 2013 (estimated).

ECONOMIC VALUE: Lagos is the heart of Nigeria economics, headquartering majority of Nigeria’s business corporations, commercial banks and financial institutions.

Lagos State is famous as a key generator of the country's GDP: around 35% of total GDP and above 60% of non-oil GDP. Seven sectors dominate State’s economy (90%): manufacturing, road transport, building & construction, wholesale & retail, telecommunications, financial institutions and real estate.

LAGOS PORT: The Port of Lagos is Nigeria's leading port and one of the largest in Africa, occupying a total land area of over 120 Hectares. It is also known as one of the busiest in the African continent. Just for reference: in the last quarter of 2012, cargo throughput in The Port of Lagos reached 1.9 million tones.

ROAD NETWORKS: Lagos has one of the largest and most extensive road networks in West Africa. First of all, Lagos is an end-point of three Trans-African Highways. Secondly, Lagos has direct highway connection with Ibadan and Abeokuta, two more focal points of Nigeria’s economy.

AIRPORT: Lagos is served by Murtala Muhammed International Airport, one of the largest airports in Africa and a top international air passenger gateway to Nigeria. Passenger traffic at Lagos Murtala Muhammed International Airport has been increasing 5.7% year-on-year. In 2013 passenger flow reached 7.4 million, what makes almost a half of all air traffic in Nigeria.

TRAVEL: Lagos has one of the highest standards of life not only in Nigeria, but across Africa in general. This is one of the factors that make the city such a popular tourist destination. By the end of 2013 the number of tourists coming to Lagos will overlap 2 million, generating $900 million during their stay (according to Mastercard’s Third Annual Global Destination Index).

PROSPECTS&AMBITIONS: The most tremendous Lagos estate project is known as Eko Atlantic City. It will be a new district, expected to house 250,000 people and provide over 150,000 jobs. Eko Atlantic will change the face of Africa, extending land for 9 million sq.m into the ocean. The project is only under construction, but it is already talked about as the new financial epicentre of West Africa. The opening is forecasted for 2020.

Major Attractions:

  • Badagry Town (old slavery port)
  • Ponta da Piedade (maritime tours)
  • Lekki Conservation Centre (wildlife viewing)
  • National Museum (history & heritage)
  • Sungbo's Eredo (archeological site)
  • Tafawa Balewa Square (commercial heart with remarkable monuments)
  • National Theatre (theater & galleries of traditional crafts)


Major Hotels:

  • Ibis Lagos Airport
  • Protea Hotel Ikeja
  • Best Western Lagos Ikeja Hotel
  • Four Points by Sheraton Lagos
  • Golden Tulip Festac Lagos
  • Protea Hotel Leadway
  • Sheraton Lagos Hotel
  • The Regent
  • Victoria Crown Plaza
  • Radisson Blu Anchorage Hotel
  • Cascade Wellness & Lifestyle Resort
  • Vila Valverde
  • Hotel Vila Gale Lagos
  • Quinta Bonita Luxury Boutique Hotel
  • Bela Vista Hotel & Spa

Jetex in Lagos:

Our multilingual staff is always there for you 24/7 to arrange your amazing trip to Nigeria. Jetex representatives in Lagos are available around the clock to make sure ground handling is hassle free and fuel is in time. We are sure you will enjoy your experience in Lagos with JETEX support.





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