Lagos

Nigeria
Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, Elected 2015

Lagos in our Blog

Africa’s story is slowly changing from a region of poverty and disease to one with a proven track record of economic progress. It has been widely reported that 7 of the 10 fastest growing economies in the world come from Africa. The 2012 Annual Development Effectiveness Report by the African Development Bank indicates that a third of Africa’s countries have recorded a GDP growth of more than 6%, and the percentage of the population living below poverty line dropped to 39% in 2012 from 51% in 2005.

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Recent transportation advances in Nigeria’s most populous city have caught the attention of Dr. Jim Yong Kim, president of the World Bank. During a discussion session at the 10th Annual Transforming Transportation Conference in Washington, DC, hosted by the World Bank and EMBARQ, Kim commended the implementation of the Mile 12 - CMS Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system, a branch of the Lagos Urban Transport Project (LUTP).

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