Lagos, Lagos State

“By wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established; By knowledge the rooms are filled with all precious and pleasant riches.” Proverbs 24:3-4 NIV

Lagos is a cosmopolitan and mega-city at the very heart of commerce, entertainment, technology, education, politics, tourism, art, and fashion with a significant influence in Africa. Lagos has the most populated and vibrant population in Nigeria with an estimated population of about 21 million persons in 2015. Its territorial extent and political jurisdiction cover an area of 358.862 hectares or 3, which represents 0.4% of Nigeria’s territorial land mass; about 40% of the region is covered by water bodies and wetland. Lagos is the most populous urban area in Africa, and a former capital city of the nation. The city’s mainly Yoruba population has grown more heterogeneous with the migration of other Nigerians, West Africans and peoples from across the world to the city in search of economic opportunities and a better standard of living. An instance is the thriving and growing Lebanese and Arab communities in the city.

Commonly referred to as “Eko”, Lagos sees an influx of about 2000 persons into the city daily. Today, people from different religions and all walks of life make a home for themselves out of the city. This city is particularly strategic for missional engagement because in Lagos, you have a very high probability of finding people from all the 542 people groups and a significant population of known unreached people groups. According to extant political records, “Lagos is to the people of Nigeria what the head is to the body of an individual“. A fervent and earnest prayer for the city is sure to bring about a great revival among the various groups and affinities in the city which is in turn capable of being a catalyst for national revival.

Please pray

  • Thank God for the strategic nature of the city and the opportunity it presents believers to share the gospel openly and boldly.
  • Pray that the believers will rise up to their responsibility of preaching Christ with their lives and words.
  • Pray for a great revival to burst from within the city to other cities in Nigeria and beyond.

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