“Worst Places to Live: Is Nigeria’s Lagos Really the World’s Least Livable City, Besides Damascus?” -Newsweek

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Summary: ‘ The state government has laid fiber-optic cable in the area to get together with each other together its needs and startups are filling a range of gaps in the state’s infrastructure, from delivering blood to hospitals to tackling unemployment. Emmanuel Braun/Reuters By comparison, advanced Western cities such as London, and Paris have suffered multiple large-scale militant attacks in the past three years, almost all of which have been claimed by the Islamic State militant group (ISIS). As a country, Nigeria has the highest number of out-of-school children in the world and the country also lacks an effective health care system.

Lagos received a particularly low rank in the category of stability due to “continued threat from groups such as Boko Haram.” Kidnapping remains a significant risk and Lagos state reported the highest number of crimes in the country in 2016. The report ranked 140 global cities based upon criteria grouped into five main categories: stability, and security; health care; culture and environment; education; and infrastructure. But that’s the title given to Nigeria’s megacity of Lagos, with its 20 million population, according to an Economist Intelligence Unit report, which ranked it as the second-worst city in the world to live in, beside Damascus. Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg visited Lagos in August 2016, in a ringing endorsement of the city’s tech scene, which was backed up by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative investing $24 million in Nigerian startup Andela.

But while Boko Haram has besieged numerous cities in Nigeria, Lagos has been largely spared from its attacks. The Lagos state government has proposed a 13-year development plan, due, for completion in 2025, that aims to revolutionize the city’s economy, infrastructure, and social services to get together with each other together the needs of what it predicts shall be a city population of virtually 30 million….Read The Full Article Here

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