A report released by The Economist Intelligence Unit has ranked Lagos as the third worst city to live, maintaining its position at the lowest on the table of the Global Liveability index.
Several other global reports had also said that Lagos, with a population of over 22 million, would in the next few years, become the 4th mega city in the world, with a population of over 30 million.
The city placed 138th out of the 140 cities ranked in the latest liveability survey is just above war-ravaged Tripoli and Damascus.
The report further stated that out of the poorer-scoring cities, 13 continue to occupy the very bottom tier of liveability, where ratings fall below 50 percent and most aspects of living are severely restricted, adding that continued threats from groups like Boko Haram acts as a constraint to improving stability in Lagos.
The top five best cities 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.
The liveability survey assesses which locations around the world provide the best or the worst living conditions across five broad categories, including stability, healthcare, culture and environment, education and infrastructure.