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Lagos Causes of Growth


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Natural Increase
the growth rate of a population; the difference between birthrate and death rate
Rural-urban migration
the movement of people from the countryside to the city
Push factors
Incentives for potential migrants to leave a place, such as a harsh climate, economic recession, or political turmoil.
Pull factors
A factor that draws or attracts people to another location
is higher in Lagos State ($4,333) than in Nigeria ($1968) as a whole
1.9 million
Population of Lagos in 1980
12.2 million
Population of Lagos in 2018 (not including outer suburbs_
7 million
people moved to Lagos from 1990 to 2004 with many of these from other poor regions
Over half of the population in Lagos
is under the age of 25
Drought in the north of Nigeria
makes small scale farmers are also vulnerable to bad harvests and poor weather, this can force them to move
Boko Haram
Terror group in Nigeria who can make life difficult for people forcing them to move
Job opportunities
A pull factor to Lagos
Good social opportunities
Such as more schools, health care facilities and entertainments in Lagos draw people in