City Hall, Lagos

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City Hall, Lagos

The Lagos City Hall, established in 1900, is the secretariat of the oldest local government in Nigeria.[1] It is located within the Brazilian quarters, right in the center of the Lagos business district. It is also adjacent to King's College, Lagos, St. Nicholas Hospital, Lagos and Cathedral of the Holy Cross, Lagos. [2]

The City Hall used to be the local government headquarters with other area offices serving the entire local governments in colonial Lagos and after Nigeria's independence. The City hall was the fountain of local government administration in Nigeria and the secretariat of the Lagos Island local government, the doyen of Nigeria's native or grassroots administration since 1900. The hall is a historical, political and cultural landmark for metropolitan Lagos. [3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lagos State (Nigeria). Ministry of Information and Culture. (1991). Focus on Lagos Island, Lagos State (Nigeria). Ministry of Information and Culture. Department of Public Information, Lagos State (Nigeria).
  2. ^ Kaye Whiteman (2013). Lagos: A Cultural and Literary History. 5 (Landscapes of the Imagination). Andrews UK Limited. ISBN 9781908493897.
  3. ^ "The Truth About City Hall Fire Incident – Obanikoro". Beaking times.
  4. ^ African Cities Driving the NEPAD Initiative. UN-HABITAT, 2006. 2006. p. 258. ISBN 978-9-21-1318-159.