by Adeniyi Abdul
Nigeria may have come back from the Olympics empty-handed, but Lagos State might just have made up for it with this latest achievement which sees the city clinching third place on the list of least liveable cities in the world.
The Economic Intelligence Unit has released results of its 2012 Global Liveability Survey which assessed 140 cities around the world to assess the best or worst based on their living conditions and Lagos ended up with the 138th position. This was a small drop from its 137th position in the 2011 ranking. The 139th position was taken by Port Moresby with Dhaka, Bangladesh being ranked the least liveable city in the world.
Australia’s Melbourne emerged number 1, scoring 97.5 while Vienna, Austria also made the top ten along with Helsinki, Finland and Auckland, New Zealand.
Rankings are done based on the natural environment, education, standard of infrastructure, among others.
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