Have you ever wondered about the exact number of local government areas in Lagos State, Nigeria? Well, wonder no more! We’ve got all the information right here. In this article, we’ll discuss the list of Lagos State local government areas by population.
Lagos State is divided into several local governments, each with its own unique population and set of resources. Understanding which ones have the most people can help you better understand the needs and dynamics of your target area, whether it’s related to business, marketing, political campaigns, or other initiatives. So if you’re curious to learn more about where people are located in Lagos State, this article will provide a comprehensive breakdown of all the local government areas by population, an overview of the LCDA, and the names of the local government chairmen of all LGAs in Lagos State.
How Many Local Government Areas are In Lagos?
Wondering how many local government areas are in Lagos State? The answer is 20. These include the likes of Ikeja, Badagry, Alimosho, Agege, Apapa, and Oshodi-Isolo. As of 2023, Lagos State’s population is estimated to be 15,946,000, which is a 3.63% increase from 2022.
So which local government area is the largest in terms of population?
Alimosho is the most populous LGA in Lagos state, with a population of over 1.4 million people. It’s known for its booming real estate market and thriving small business sector.
List of Lagos State Local Government Areas By Population
Lagos State, which is the commercial hub of Nigeria, is made up of 20 Local Government Areas (LGAs). With a population of over 15 million people, it’s no wonder why there are so many LGAs in this region.
To help you understand the different LGAs and their populations better, let’s take a quick look at them now.
Rank LGA Population
1 Alimosho- 1,456,783
2 Ajeromi-Ifelodun- 2,000,346
3 Kosofe- 665,421
4 Mushin- 633,543
5 Oshodi-Isolo- 1,621,789
6 Ojo- 598,336
7 Ikorodu- 535,811
8 Surulere- 504,409
9 Agege- 461,123
10 Ifako-Ijaiye- 428,812
11 Somolu- 402,992
12 Amuwo-Odofin- 500,576
13 Lagos Mainland- 317,980
14 Ikeja- 313,333
15 Eti-Osa- 287,958
16 Badagry- 241,437
17 Apapa- 217,661
18 Lagos Island- 209,665
19 Epe- 181,715
20 Ibeju-Lekki- 117,542
About Lagos State Division
Lagos State is composed of twenty local government areas (LGAs) and 37 Local Council Development Areas (LCDA). The LGAs are the most widely recognized, as they are responsible for the general affairs of local government. The LCDA is a more specialized form of local government that functions primarily as an administrative unit for developmental projects.
What is a LCDA in Nigeria?
A Local Council Development Area (LCDA) is an organization established by Nigerian state governments to pursue state-specific development agendas and administrative convenience. When these units were first established in 2003, they sparked debate. However, the country’s Supreme Court ruled in favor of their continued existence.
The 37 Local Council Development Areas in Lagos State are: Eredo, Agboyi-Ketu, Iba, Ijede, Ijora Badia, Imota, Isolo, Itire-Ikate, Lagos Island East, Yaba, Coker-Aguda, Obalende, Apapa-Iganmu, Eti-Osa East, Iru/Victoria Island, Ejigbo, Egbe-Idimu, Ijegun-Egbe, Igando-Ikotun, Ikosi-Isheri, Isheri-Olofin, Ojokoro, Onigbongbo, Orile Agege, Olorunda, Odi-Olowo/Ojuwoye, Ojodu, Oto-Awori, Igbogbo-Baiyeku, Ikorodu North, Ikorodu West, Imota, Ajeromi-Ifelodun, Badagry West, Badagry, Amuwo-Odofin, and Ojo.
So why should you know about them? Understanding these two types of local government will give you an appreciation for the different ways Lagos State is divided up and how populations are distributed between them. Knowing the population in each LGA and LCDA can help you make informed decisions when looking for housing or looking to start a business in Lagos State.
Ikeja is one of the five administrative divisions in Lagos State. Ikeja is also the capital of Lagos State. Ikeja covers an area of about 558 square kilometers and is made up of thirteen Local Government Areas (LGAs). Ikeja is a primarily Awori enclave and the birthplace of civilization, consisting of eight local government authorities: Agege, Ifako-Ijaiye, Kosofe, Mushin, Alimosho, Oshodi-Isolo, Somolu, and Ikeja, which serves as both the State Government’s seat and the divisional headquarters. The LCDAs are Agbado/Oke-Odo, Agboyi-Ketu, Ayobo-Ipaja, Bariga, Egbe-Idimu, Ejigbo, Igando-Ikotun, Ikosi-Isheri, Isolo, Mosan-Okunola, Odi Olowo-Ojuwoye, Ojodu, Ojokoro, Onigbongbo and Orile Agege.
Here is a look at the 8 Local Government Areas in the Ikeja division and their constituent wards:
- Agege: Agege has 11 constituent wards, including; Agbotikuyo/Dopemu, Darocha, Iloro/Onipetesi, Isale Odo, Isale/Idimangoro, Keke, Okekoto, Oniwaya/Papa-Uku, Orile Agege/Oko Oba, Oyewole/Papa Ashafa, and Tabon Tabon/Oko Oba.
- Alimosho: Alimosho Local Government Area has 11 wards, namely; Abule-Egba/Aboru/Meiran/Alagbado, Ayobo/Ijon Village (camp David), Egbe/Agodo, Egbeda/Alimosho, Idimu/Isheri Olofin, Igando/Egan, Ikotun/Ijegun, Ipaja North, Ipaja South, Pleasure/Oke-Odo, and Shasha/Akowonjo.
- Ifako-Ijaiye: Ifako-Ijaye LGA has 11 constituent wards, this includes; Ajegunle/Akinde/Animashaun, Alakuko/Kollington, Fagba/Akute Road, Ijaiye/Agbado/Kollington, Ijaiye/Ojokoro, Ijaye, Iju Isaga, Iju-Obawole, New Ifako/Oyemekun, Old Ifako/Karaole, and Pamada/Aabule-Egba.
- Ikeja: Ikeja has 10 constituent wards. These include Adekunle/Adeniyi Jones/Ogba, Airport/Onipetesi/Inilekere, Alausa/Oregun/Olusosun, Anifowoshe/Ikeja, Gra/police Barracks, Ipodo/Seriki Aro, Ojodu/Agidingbi/Omole, Oke-Ira/Aguda, Onigbongbon, and Wasimi/Opebi/Allen.
- Kosofe: Kosofe has ten constituent wards, namely; Agboyi I, Agboyi II, Anthony/Ajao Estate/Mende/Maryland, Ifako/Soluyi, Ikosi Ketu/mile 12/Agiliti/Maidan, Isheri-Olowo-Ira/Shangisha/Magodo Phase II, Ketu/Alapere/Agidi/Orisigun/Kosofe/Aje, Logo/Akanimodo, Ojota/Ogudu, Owode Onirin/Ajegunle/Odo-Ogun, and Oworonshoki.
- Mushin: Mushin LGA has 14 wards, namely; Alakara, Babalosa, Babalosa/Idi-araba, Idi-Oro/Odi-Olowu, Ilasamaja, Ilupeju, Ilupeju Industrial Estate, Itire, Kayode/Fadeyi, Mushin/Atewolara, Ojuwoye, Olateju, and Papa-Ajao.
- Oshodi-Isolo: There are 11 wards in Oshodi-Isolo, namely; Ajao Estate, Ilasamaja, Ishagatedo, Isolo, Mafoluku, Oke-Afa/Ejigbo, Okota, Orile-Oshodi, Oshodi/Bolade, Sogunle, and Alasia.
- Somolu: Somolu has 12 constituent wards, which include: Abule-Okuta/Ilaje/Bariga, Alade, Bajulaiye, Fola Agoro/Bajulaiye/Igbari-Akoka, Gbagada Phase I Obanikoro/Pedro, Gbagada Phase II / Apelehin, Igbobi/Fadeyi, Ilaje/Akoka, Lad-Lak/Bariga, Mafowoku, Onipanu, and Palmgrove/Ijebutedo.
The Division is made up of Ikorodu Local Government and five Local Council Development Areas: Igbogbo-Baiyeku, Ikorodu North, Ikorodu West, Imota, and Ijede. The Division acts as a gateway to the country’s hinterland due to its location.
Here is a look at Ikorodu’s constituent wards:
Aga/Ijimu, Agbala, Agura/Iponmi, Baiyeku/Oreta, Erikorodu, Ibeshe, Igbogbo I, Igbogbo II, Ijede II, Ijede J, Imota 1, Imota II, Ipakodo, Isele I, Isele II, Isele III, Isiu, Odogunyan, and Olorunda/Igbaga
Overall, Ikorodu Division is a bustling and vibrant part of Lagos state that continues to be a major contributor to its economy.
The Badagry Division is a cultural crossroads between the Ogu and the Awori, as well as an international border territory. It is divided into four Local Governments: Ojo, Amuwo-Odofin, Ajeromi-Ifelodun, and Badagry, as well as six Local Council Development Areas: Iba, Ifelodun, Olorunda, Oriade, Badagry West, and Oto-Awori.
Among its major towns are Ajido and Magbon. There are also some pretty unique attractions like Agia Tree, which marks the spot they used to deport slaves during colonial times as well as some spectacular beaches to explore in the region.
Here Is a look at the Badagry Division’s LGAs and Their Constituent Wards:
- Ajeromi-Ifelodun: Ajeromi-Ifelodun LGA has 11 wards; Ago Hausa, Alaba Oro, Awodi-Ora, Layeni, Mosafejo, Ojo Road, Olodi, Temidire I, Temidire II, Tolu, and Wilmer.
- Amuwo-Odofin: There are 12 wards in Amuwo-Odofin. Namely, Amuwo, Amuwo-Odofin Housing Estate, Mile 2, Festac 1, Festac II, Festac III, Ibeshe, Igbologun, Ijegun, Irede, Kirikiri, Kirikiri, and Satellite.
- Badagry: Badagry Division has 11 constituent wards, namely; Ajara, Ajido, Apa, Awhanjigoh, Ibereko, Ikoga, Ilogbo-Araromi, Iworo Gbanko, Iya-Afin, Keta-East, and Posukoh.
- Ojo: Ojo LGA has 11 wards. These include Ajangbadi, Etegbin, Iba, Idoluwo, Ijanikin, Ilogbo, Irewe, Ojo Town, Okokomaiko, Sabo, and Tafi.
In summary, the Badagry Division is an interesting mix of history and culture with an impressive population size that can’t be ignored.
Eko (Lagos) Division
This is the heart of Lagos State and a densely populated Division. It is divided into five LGAs: Lagos Island, Lagos Mainland, Surulere, Apapa, and Eti-Osa. It also includes eight local council development areas: Lagos Island East, Yaba, Itire-Ikate, Coker-Aguda, Ikoyi-Obalende, Apapa-Iganmu, Eti-Osa East, and Iru/Victoria Island, with the City of Lagos serving as the divisional headquarters and the hub of an ever-expanding Megacity.
- Apapa: Apapa LGA has 10 constituent wards, namely; Apapa I, Apapa II, Apapa III, Apapa IV, Gaskiya and Environs, Ijora-Oloye, Malu Road and Environs, Olodan St. Olojowou/Olatokunbo St. Iganmu, and Sari and Environs.
- Eti-Osa: Here are the ten wards in the Eti-Osa LGA. Ado/Langbasa/Badore, Ajah/Sangotedo, Ikoyi I, Ikoyi II, Ilado, Ilasan Housing Estate, Lekki/Ikate and environs, Obalende, Victoria Island I, Victoria Island II.
- Lagos Island: There are 19 wards in the Lagos Island LGA. namely; Agarawu/Obadina, Anikantamo, Eiyekole, Epetedo, Idumota/Oke, Iduntafa, Ilupesi, Isale-agbede, Lafiaji/Ebute, Oju-oto, Oko-awo, Oko-faji, Olosun, Olowogbowo/Elegbata, Olushi/Kakawa, Oluwole, Onikan, Popo-Aguda, and Sandgrouse.
- Lagos Mainland: Lagos Mainland LGA has 11 constituent wards. These include; Alagomeji, Epetedo, Glover/Ebute Metta, Iwaya, Maroko/Metta, Oko-Baba, Olaleye Village, Otto/Iddo, Oyadiran Estate/Abule-Oja, Oyingbo Market/Metta, and Yaba/Igbobi.
- Surulere: The 12 wards of the Surulere LGA include; Adeniran/Ogunsanya, Aguda, Akinhanmi/Cole, Coker, Igbaja/Stadium, Ijeshatedo, Ikate, Iponri Housing Estate Moore, Itire, Orile, Shitta/Ogunlana Drive, and Yaba/Ojuelegba.
Epe Division consists of two Local Government Councils: Epe and Ibeju-Lekki, as well as three Local Council Development Areas: Lekki, Ikosi-Ejirin, and Eredo, with Epe serving as the divisional headquarters.
Here is a look at its 2 LGAs and their constituent wards.
- Ibeju-Lekki: Ibeju-Lekki Local Government Area has 11 wards. These are 02, (Orimedu II),03, (Orimedu III), Ibeju I, Iwerekun II, Lekki II, N2 (Ibeju II), Orimedu I, P1 (Iwerekun I), S2a (Siriwon/Igbekodo II), S1 (Lekki I), and S2 (Siriwon/Igbekodo I.
- Epe: Epe LGA has 19 constituent wards, namely; Abomiti, Agbowa, Agbowa Ikosi, Ago Owu, Ajaganabe, Ejirin, Etita/Ebode, Ibonwon, Ilara, Ise/Igbogun, Itoikin, Lagbade, Odomola, Odoragunsin, Oke-Balogun, Oriba/Ladaba, Orugbo, Poka, and Popo-Oba.
List of Chairmen of the 20 Local Government Areas and 37 LCDA in Lagos
The current Chairmen of the Local Government Areas and LCDA in Lagos State are:
- Yisa Jubril/Samuel Ayodele (Iba)
- Wasiu Adesina/Sade Olabanji-Oba (Ikorodu Central)
- Valentine Buraimoh/Maureen Ashara (Amuwo-Odofin)
- Usman Hamzat/Oluwatoyin Akerele (Ifako-Ijaiye)
- Tijani Olusi/Akinyemi Eshinokun (Lagos Island)
- Surah Animashaun/Sikiru Owolomanshe (Epe)
- Sulaiman Jelili/Ibrahim Johnson (Alimosho)
- Rasulu Idowu/Edna Uche-Ubochi (Ojo)
- Rashidat Adu/Olusegun Ogunbiyi (Iru, Victoria Island)
- Rasaq Ajala/Oluseyi Jakande (Odi-Olowo)
- Rasak Ibrahim/Matthew Olaleye (Coker- Aguda)
- Ramotullau Hassan-Akinola/Olanrewaju Moshood (Oriade)
- Omolola Essein/Jubril Kolawole (Lagos Mainland)
- Oluwaseun Gabriel/Samson Aromire (Apapa)
- Olusesan Daini/Nuraini Okedina-Maja (Igbogbo Baiyeku)
- Olusegun Onilude/Pedetin Kappa (Badagry Central)
- Olusegun Odunmbaku/Bunmi Oluyadi (Ojodu)
- Olufemi Rafiu/John Ogundare (Eti-Osa East)
- Olufemi Okeowo/Adejinyan Ojora (Ifelodun)
- Olatunde Folorunso/Monsuru Ogungbemi (Olorunda)
- Olanrewaju Sulaimon/Adesegun Aluko (Ikorodu West)
- Olanrewaju Apatira/Oluwayomi Lawrence (Itire-Ikate)
- Oladotun Olakanle/Olufunke Hassan (Onigbongbo)
- Oladele Oshinowo/Folake Kayode (Agboyi Ketu)
- Oladapo Famuyiwa/Ajoke Obe (Agbado-Oke Odo)
- Olabisi Adebajo/Adewale Hamzat (Mosan Okunola)
- Musbau Ashafa/Abiodun Kareem (Oto Awori)
- Moyosore Ogunlewe/Saliu Babatunde (Kosofe)
- Motunrayo Gbadebo-Alogba/Femi Kabir (Ijede)
- Monsuru Bello/Ayodele Ayodeji (Ejigbo)
- Mojeed Balogun/Yomi Mayungbe (Ikeja)
- Lasisi Akinsanya/Afeez Akinyemi (Igando-Ikotun)
- Kunle Sanyaolu/Mutiu Adebiyi (Egbe-Idimu)
- Kunle Agoro/Ayodele Benson (Imota)
- Kolade Alabi/Zainat Kupouyi (Bariga)
- Kayode Omiyale/Bolanle Ayeleru (Yaba LCDA)
- Ismail Akinloye/Lateef Adesanya (Eredo)
- Henugbe Gbenu/Rauf Ibrahim (Badagry West)
- Hammed Tijani/Coker Oladipo (Ojokoro)
- Ganiu Egunjobi/Gbenga Abiola (Agege)
- Funmilayo Akande/Olawale Olufemi (Apapa-Iganmu)
- Fuad Atanda-Lawal/Akinbowale Macaulay (Ikoyi/Obalende)
- Emmanuel Bamgboye/Tunbosun Aruna (Mushin)
- Bolatito Sobowale/Omoshalewa Laguda (Ayobo-Ipaja)
- Banjo Adebisi/Olawale Ameen (Ikorodu North)
- Bamidele Yusuf/Muiz Dosumu (Surulere)
- Bamidele Kasali/Oluremi Alogba (Lekki)
- Babatunde Johnson/Kafila Akanni (Orile Agege)
- Ayoola Fatai/Lucky Uduikhue (Ajeromi).
- Almoruf Oloyede/Modupe Badmus (Oshodi)
- Alade Folawiyo/Adejoke Balogun (Lagos Island East)
- Adewale Anomo/Wasiu Dehinsilu (Ikosi Ejinrin)
- Adesegun Bankole/Adeola Adetoro (Eti-Osa)
- Adebayo Olasoju/Sadiq Saliu (Isolo)
- Abolanle Bada/Olayinka Ogunleye (Ikosi/Isheri)
- Abdullahi Olowa/Isiaka Olatunji (Ibeju)
- Abdulhamed Salawu/Adekunle Ekinyemi (Somolu)
We have presented an overview of the various Local Government Areas in Lagos State and their population. While there are many different LGAs in Lagos State, the population of each of them is a key indicator for understanding the region’s resources and needs. It is hoped that this article has provided valuable insights into the population of each LGA, the LCDA, and the Local Government Chairmen of these LGAs.