Social opportunities associated with the growth of Lagos
The growth of Lagos has created a range of social and economic opportunities to improve the quality of people’s lives.
Access to services (health and education)
Health care throughout Nigeria is generally underfunded, underequipped and understaffed. In Nigeria, there are, on average, 0.4 doctors per 1000 people, compared to 2.6 per 1000 people in the UK. However, healthcare is better in Lagos than in rural areas, with greater access to doctors, clinics and hospitals. Public and private healthcare is available in Nigeria, though private hospitals are not necessarily better.
All children are offered a basic education by the Lagos State Government for their first 9 years. Lagos is home to many universities and training colleges. There are over ten universities in Lagos. Education a significant pull factor in attracting people to Lagos, particularly from rural areas.