With a territorial land area of 356,861 hectares, Lagos State is made up of five administrative divisions, namely Lagos (Eko), Ikeja, Ikorodu, Epe and Badagry.
The divisions were created in May 1968 by virtue of the promulgation of Administrative Divisions (Establishment) Edict No. 3 of April 1968.
The divisions are further divided into 20 Local Government Area in line with the nation's three-tier federal structure. However, in recognition of the peculiarity of Lagos mega city challenges, and in order to bring governance, development and participatory democracy nearer to the people, Local governments were restructured in June 2002 with the creation of additional 37 bringing the number of the local governments in the state to 57.2