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Lagos 2nd worst city to live in the world

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By Dawn

More advances needed to improve Nigeria's livability ranking.

Lagos, the capital city of Nigeria, has been ranked as the world’s second least livable city by the Economist Intelligence Unit. The city’s poor Infrastructure and high crime rates make it a difficult place to live. Lagos is a densely populated city, with an estimated population of 21 million people. The city is plagued by traffic congestion, poor Sanitation, and a lack of reliable Electricity. Crime is also a major problem in Lagos, with a high rate of violent crime.

The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) ranked Lagos as the 171st most livable city out of 172 countries in the world for the first quarter of 2022. This ranking is based on a number of factors, including the city’s infrastructure, safety, health care, Education, and environment. Lagos scored particularly poorly in the categories of infrastructure and safety, which likely contributed to its low ranking.

A score of 100 indicates that a city is perfect.

This report has the Nigerian city of Lagos as being ranked as the least livable in Africa, citing social unrest, Terrorism and conflict as major contributing factors. With a score on the Livability Index, of 32% which was compiled by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). The EIU’s Livability Index ranks cities on a scale of 0 to 100 based on a number of factors, including social stability, healthcare, education, infrastructure and the environment. A score of 100 indicates that a city is perfect in all these categories, while a score of 0 indicates that a city is completely unlivable.

Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) has revealed the top five most livable cities in the world. Vienna, Austria comes out on top with a score of 99.1, Copenhagen, Denmark is in second place with a score of 98.0, Zurich, Switzerland-96.3, Calgary, Canada-96.3, and Vancouver, Canada-96.1 are also in the top five. In this category they consider things such as stability, healthcare, Culture and the environment, education and infrastructure. Vienna is ranked 1st again after falling short due to the pandemic in 2020-2021.

This is making them more attractive to businesses and tourists.

There is some good news in the latest report on the top cities in the world. Most of the cities in the top 10 have increased their scores compared to the report released last year. This is a promising sign that positive changes are being made. It is encouraging to see that so many cities are making improvements. The increased scores show that they are doing a better job in areas like education, healthcare, and infrastructure. This is making them more attractive to businesses and tourists. There are still some areas where cities need to improve. For example, many of the top cities are still struggling with Pollution and traffic congestion. But overall, the trend is positive and it is clear that cities are making progress in becoming more livable and sustainable.

It is interesting to note that most of the cities in the top 10 have seen improvements in their scores compared to last year. This is likely due to the pressures brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. It is possible that the pandemic has forced cities to reevaluate their priorities and focus on areas that may have been previously neglected. This could explain the improvements seen in the bottom cities among the top 10, as they have likely been forced to invest more in areas such as infrastructure, Public Health, and social services.

It is clear that the situation in Nigeria is very dire.

The report ranks Nigerian cities as the worst in Africa, citing social unrest, terrorism, and conflict as major contributing factors. Damascus and Tripoli are ranked at the bottom of the list along with Lagos. These rankings are based on a number of factors, including the number of terrorist attacks, the amount of social unrest, and the level of conflict. Nigerian cities have consistently ranked poorly on these measures, and this report is just the latest confirmation of that fact. It is clear that the situation in Nigeria is very dire, and that something needs to be done to improve the Security and stability of the country. Lagos suffers from a lack of basic services such as good roads, running water, drainage & sewers, and electricity. This makes it difficult for residents to lead normal, productive lives. Additionally, the city’s infrastructure is not well-suited to handle its large population, which often leads to traffic jams and other problems.


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