Monday, 3 August 2015

Governor Ambode Reveals Lagos is 5th Biggest Economy in Africa

During an interactive session on Sunday with the U.S. delegation at the Lagos House in Marina, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode brags with Lagos as the fifth largest economy in Africa.

According to reports  by Punch, issues discussed at the meeting borders around tackling Boko Haram, trade relations, and improving democracy

The Lagos state Governor further stated that the US democratic experience would be beneficial to Lagos and Nigeria as a whole.

Read excerpts from Ambode’s speech after the cut:

“…I also want to let you know that you are in the commercial capital of Nigeria, Lagos.
The population is nearing 21 million of which four million are the middle class. We are the fifth largest economy in Africa and our GDP has hit $131bn.

Lagos is more like New York because it is a cosmopolitan state where the largest concentration of foreigners lives.
So it’s important that everyone is carried along…”



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