According to Global Liveability Index of a survey survey conducted by The Economist Intelligence Unit, Lagos state, the commercial center of Nigeria, is the third worst city to live in.
Lagos placed 138th out of the 140 cities ranked in the latest liveability survey, just above war-ravaged Tripoli and Damascus.
The liveability survey conducted by the data team of The Economist, took into cognizance the best and worst living conditions in major cities across the world across five broad categories, including stability, healthcare, culture and environment, education and infrastructure.
“Of the poorer-scoring cities, 13 continue to occupy the very bottom tier of liveability, where ratings fall below 50 per cent and most aspects of living are severely restricted. Continued threats from groups like Boko Haram acts as a constraint to improving stability in Lagos,” the report stated.
The top five best countries to live in, according to the report, remain unchanged from last year and they include Melbourne, Australian; Vienna, Austria; Vancouver, Canada; Toronto, Canada; and Calgary, Canada.