The City of Opportunities

Lagos is the commercial capital of Nigeria and the economic hub of West Africa and is also the most attractive destination for real estate investment in Africa.

As the most populous city in Nigeria and a global hub of international business and commerce, Lagos is one of three “command centres” for the African economy (along with Johannesburg and Nairobi).

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From the Special Adviser

“At Lagos Global, our vision is to make Lagos the most desirable investment destination in the world.”

The Office of Overseas Affairs and Investment, popularly called ‘Lagos Global’, was created by His Excellency, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, the Governor of Lagos State, in May 2015 in fulfillment of one of his election campaign promises. Lagos Global is a one-stop shop for promoting and dealing with all domestic and foreign investments in Lagos, as well as for managing Lagos overseas affairs.

Lagos Global aims to ensure that investors who desire to invest in Lagos enjoy a seamless and hurdle-free experience. At Lagos Global, we aim to provide a first-class service delivery to investors, right from the point of initial enquiry down to the setting up and running of businesses in Lagos State. Our goal is to eliminate difficulties associated with multi-agency handling of investments.

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Services Background

What We Do...

We work closely with investors and partners through our divisions to make Lagos better

Investment Management & Risk Analysis

Sets the criteria for vetting and pre-qualification of Investors for meetings with Ministries, Directorate and Agencies (MDAs)

Global Outreach & Partnership

Responsible for identification and promotion of genuine and specific foreign direct investment into the economy of Lagos state

Business & Marketing Strategy

Responsible for the primary oversight of business and marketing strategies for the Office of Overseas Affairs and Investment (Lagos Global)

Investor Relations/Aftercare

Responsible for liaison with existing investors and providing after care services to them