Lagos is the 4th worst city to live in - THE ECONOMIST
Nigeria has scored high again, in the world state and as usual for the wrong reasons.
The country's economic capital, Lagos, has been ranked one of the world's worst cities to live in by the The Economist Intelligence Unit.
The EIU's Global Liveability Ranking, ranks Lagos, Nigeria fourth worst city to live in. It was scored 39.0 out of 100.
In the report EIU awards scores to all cities across the world on the basis of lifestyle challenges faced by the people living there. Each city is scored on its stability, healthcare, culture and environment, education and infrastructure.
Lagos was rated poorly and awarded the lowest score for stability.
According to the report, the high growth rate of the Lagos metropolis poses grave challenges to the managers of the city.
It states, 'Rapid growth is not always a good thing because Lagos is now a magnet for two perpetual threats to peace: pirates and Islamist warriors. Boko Haram have a problem with cities like Lagos and also lots of weaponry.
Pirates threaten trade and use kidnapping as a method of funding. Islamist terrorist groups such as Boko Haram ('Education is forbidden') want to create their own version of heaven on earth by destroying cities such as Lagos and imposing strict sharia law. Lagos has enormous potential but as yet little to show for it - hence its poor ranking.'
Here is the full list of the 10 worst cities in world to live in:
Damascus, Syria Dhaka, Bangladesh Moresby, Papua New Guinea Lagos, Nigeria Harare, Zimbabwe Algiers, Algeria Karachi, Pakistan Tripoli, Libya Douala, Cameroon Tehran, Iran The 10 best cities to live include:
Melbourne, Australia Vienna, Austria Vancouver, Canada Toronto, Canada Calgary, Canada Adelaide, Australia Sydney, Australia Helsinki, Finland Perth, Australia Auckland, New Zealand