Flashcards in Lagos Deck (28):
Population as of 2017
Population growth rate
What percent of the city live in squatter settlements?
What are the 3 ways of life?
Super-rich, Middle class and Slum dwellers
How much waste does Lagos produce per day?
How much of the waste is officially collected?
How much of the population is made up of foreigners?
What percent of new yearly migrants are international?
Where is Lagos?
South-West Nigeria. (Off the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. Alongside Lagos Lagoon.)
Name 5 Challenges
Health, Traffic, Squatter Settlements, Waste and Informal Jobs.
What health issues do Lagos residents suffer? Why?
Cholera- Most of the city doesn't have proper sanitation, so human waste ends up in the water supply
Malaria- Stagnant lagoon waters.
What is industrial effluent?
Waste water from factories that is dumped into the lagoon.
What percent of the city work in the informal economy?
What are some problems with the informal economy?
No contracts, No benefits, No rights and the work is dangerous and low paid. They pay no tax so the government misses out on money to improve the city.
From 2006-2014 how many people died in road accidents in Lagos?
Why are the roads so congested?
They have not been designed to handle so many vehicles.
During rush hour how long could a 15 minute night time drive take?
What is the Integrated Transport Network?
A Master Plan to link all public transport routes together, making public transport more effective.
What is a BRT System?
A Bus Rapid Transit System.
How many people does a BRT system carry in a day?
How many new train stations have been built?
How have they tried to speed up traffic flow?
Remove traditional street markets.
How could this improve living standards
Fewer vehicles and faster journey times means less air pollution, and better living standards.
What is the importance of the Infrastructure in Lagos?
Handles 80% of imports and 70% of exports.
What is the importance of the Economy of Lagos?
Home of the new Eko Atlantic, the new 'Dubai' of Africa.
Home to Nigeria's banks and businesses.
It would be Africa's 7th largest economy if it was a country.
Offshore oil and gas
GDP is $33 billion
Home to Nollywood, the Nigerian film industry, worth $600 million a year.
How do the Super-rich live?
Mansions, luxury cars, parties and shopping. (Banana Island)
How do the Middle class live?
Flats, electricity, air-con, refrigeration, satellite TV, cars, shopping mall, American food. Work in the formal economy. (Dolphin Estate)