Lagos, Nigeria’s economic nerve centre, and self acclaimed centre of excellence, is now the fourth worst city to live in the World.
This is according to the Economist Intelligence Unit, EIU, a sister publication of The Economist of London.
According to the EIU’s 2023 Global Liveability Report, Lagos was ranked above Algiers, the capital of Algeria; Tripoli, Libya’s capital; and Damascus, the capital of war-torn Syria.
The report surveyed 173 cities and used 30 qualitative and quantitative factors across five broad categories: stability, healthcare, culture and environment, education, and infrastructure.
Lagos was the second worst liveable city in 2022 after holding the position for two consecutive years and was only behind Damascus which has been held down on the list by social unrest, terrorism and conflict.
EIU said Lagos moved up the ranks after seeing improvements in healthcare and education but added that corruption is still a problem.