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Events Guide

Lagos: middle class households on the rise

Lagos takes the third spot in the large African city ranking with the highest potential for inclusive growth, and obtains a marginally higher index value compared to its 2014 ranking. "Its third place is also the result of previously higher ranked cities’ declines in score. Perhaps the most significant figure coming out of Lagos is its increase in the percentage of middle class households. This figure is at the upper end of the scale, and while not at the top, its significance rests in the sheer numbers that it represents and its ultimate effect on consumption in the city." - MasterCard African Cities Growth Index (ACGI)

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