Lagos Island Nigeria: All You Need To Know
Lagos Island is one of the most important local government areas in Lagos State. The local government area covers about 8.7 km square, with a population of over 215,000 persons. Lagos Island is also known as Isale Eko.
The area is linked to other places in the states like Ebute Metta, Ikoyi and Victoria Island.
Historically, this place used to be a hub of the slave trade. The local government area is home to the headquarters of a lot of commercial organizations.
Commercial organizations like the First Bank of Nigeria and the United Bank of Africa, have their headquarters in this place.
Local Government Areas On The Island
Lagos Island shares the Island part of Lagos State with the following places: Agungi, Osapa, Ajah, Badore, Banana Island, Parkview, Epe, Ibeju Lekki, Eleko, Akodo, Eputu, Langbasa, Falomo, Awolowo Road, Ikate Elegushi, Ikota, Igbo Efon, Abijo, Ajiran, Ikoyi, Lagos Island, C.M.S, Onikan, Obalende, Lekki Expressway, Lekki Phase 1, Lekki Phase 2, Marina, Apongbon, Broad Street, Ogombo, Okun Ajah, Sangotedo, Awoyaya, Victoria Island, Victoria Island Annex, and Oniru.
Lagos Island is a relatively expensive place to live when compared with places in the mainland part of Lagos State. The cost of feeding, accommodation, sponsoring children’s education, etc. are double or three times those of places in the mainland.
The Third Mainland Bridge
The Third Mainland Bridge is a very popular bridge in Lagos State. This iconic bridge is the bridge that links Lagos Mainland local government area to Lagos Island local government area.
It is the third of the three bridges that link these two locations.
The two other bridges linking these local government areas are Eko Bridge and Carter Bridge.
The Third Mainland Bridge used to be the longest bridge in Africa before a bridge in Egypt snatched the title from it in 1996. 6th October Bridge in Cairo, is now the longest bridge in Africa, while the Third Mainland Bridge is the second longest.
The Third Mainland Bridge was built by Julius Berger Nigeria Plc under the administration of a former Nigerian President, Ibrahim Babangida. The bridge is 11.8 kilometers, and it was opened in 1990.