Lagos is the largest city of Nigeria and home to numerous government institutions. The city itself has around 14 million inhabitants, and the larger Lagos Metropolitan Area hosts nearly 21 million, making it the second largest city in Africa.

A large and vibrant port which is the main outlet for Nigeria’s exports contributes to Lagos’ status as the economic hub of Nigeria and for Africa in general. After Kisumu (Kenya), Lagos is the second African city to join ICC.

Whilst joining ICC as it enters its fourth stage, Lagos is ready to hit the ground running with the challenge and has set clear priorities that it wishes to pursue. First and foremost, Lagos wants to increase citizen and business participation by using new, democratic engagement tools, as well as digitalising the public administration. Upskilling and reskilling the workforce for a green, digital and social transition, as well as strengthening the education centres are other goals for Lagos. Finally, another priority for the city of Lagos is re-designing the tourism sector to make it more digital, diverse, green and safe.

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Sarajevo
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Leuven
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Guimarães
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