A loss for Lagos is Ogun’s gain - Financial Times

A loss for Lagos is Ogun’s gain  Financial TimesFor Ogun state, proximity is the name of the game. On the map, Ogun holds Lagos in a warm embrace, surrounding the economic engine of Nigeria and its 20m or so inhabitants on the two...

A loss for Lagos is Ogun’s gain - Financial Times
A loss for Lagos is Ogun’s gain  Financial Times

For Ogun state, proximity is the name of the game. On the map, Ogun holds Lagos in a warm embrace, surrounding the economic engine of Nigeria and its 20m or so inhabitants on the two sides that do not border the Atlantic or neighbouring Benin. According to official estimates, Lagos state’s output last year was $136bn; more than a third of Nigeria’s total gross domestic product. The Lagos economy on its own is the fifth-largest economy in Africa, far bigger than those of entire countries considered top-tier investment destinations in Africa, from Kenya to Ghana. It is the home of nearly ever...