|founded:||May 27, 1967|
|Governor :||Babajide Sanwo-Olu|
|ISO 3166-2 :||NG-LA|
|Area :||3,345 km²|
|Rank in Nigeria:||37|
|Residents :||12,550,600 (2016)|
|Population density :||3,752 inhabitants / km² (2016)|
|Rank in Nigeria:||2|
The state was formed on May 27, 1967. The first governor was Mobolaji Ohofunso Johnson between May 28, 1967 and July 1975.
The current governor in 2019 is Babajide Sanwo-Olu .
Governors and administrators
- Mobolaji Johnson (Governor 1968–1975)
- Adekunle Lawal (Governor 1975–1977)
- Ndubuisi Kanu (governor 1977–1978)
- Ebitu Ukiwe (governor 1978–1979)
- Lateef Jakande (governor 1979–1983)
- Gbolahan Mudashiru (Governor 1984–1986)
- Michael Akhigbe (Governor 1986–1988)
- Raji Rasaki (governor 1988–1992)
- Michael Otedola (Governor 1992–1993)
- Olagunsoye Oyinlola (administrator 1993–1996)
- Mohammed Marwa (Administrator 1996–1999)
- Bola Tinubu (Governor 1999-2007)
- Babatunde Fashola (governor 2007-2015)
- Akinwunmi Ambode (Governor 2015-2019)
- Babajide Sanwo-Olu (Governor 2019–)
The state is divided into five divisions (Badagry, Epe, Ikeja, Ikorodu and Lagos) and 20 Local Government Areas . ( Agege , Ajeromi-Ifelodun , Alimosho , Amuwo Odofin , Apapa , Badagry , Epe , Eti-Osa , Ibeju-Lekki , Ifako-Ijaye , Ikeja , Ikorodo , Kosofe , Lagos Island , Lagos Mainland , Mushin , Ojo , Oshodi-Isolo , Shomolu and Surulere ).
The state is the economic center of the country and is home to over 2000 industries . The state accounts for 65 percent of Nigeria's trading activities. The country's two largest seaports, Apapa and Tin-Can, are in the state of Lagos.