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Opportunities of living in Lagos


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Economic Opportunities
Chances for people to improve their standard of living through employment.
Employment opportunities
are better in Lagos with higher pay and of a wider range, that aren't largely in the primary industry as found in rural areas
Tertiary Jobs
In the service sector such as lawyers, computing, finance and business are in demand, allowing people to earn a significantly better wage in the formal sector
Formal sector of the economy
The legal economy that is taxed and monitored by a government and is included in a government's Gross National Product
informal economy
Economic activity that is neither taxed nor monitored by a government; and is not included in that government's Gross National Product
Examples of jobs in the informal economy
street vendor or recycling waste
Health care
Nigerians view cities like Lagos as places where they can access basic services which will increase their life expectancy
universities in Lagos state
Lagos Rail Mass Transit System
was announced in 2008 and phase 1 should open in 2022 to ease traffic congestion
Electricity supply
Is better in Lagos than in rural areas but it can cut out
Water supply
Is unreliable, with only the wealthiest homes having a piped supply. Others use public taps and boreholes or buy their water from street vendors.
Squatter settlements
Residential developments characterized by extreme poverty that usually exist on land just outside of cities that is neither owned nor rented by its occupants.
floating slum in Lagos, offers a first foothold in Lagos for arriving migrants as do other slums