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Mushin is a Local Government Area in Lagos. It is located 10 km north of the city core, adjacent to the main road to Ikeja, and is largely a congested residential area with inadequate sanitation and low-quality housing. It had 633,009 inhabitants at the 2006 Census.
After the 1960 independence from Great Britain, there was large migrations to the suburban areas. This led to intensive overcrowding. As a result, poor sanitation and inadequate housing lead to poor living conditions. However, since the rise of industrialization in Nigeria, Mushin has become one of the largest beneficiaries of the industrial expansion. Their local commercial enterprises include spinning and weaving of cotton, shoe manufacturing, bicycle and motorized-cycle assembly, along with the production of powdered milk. Once a staple source of revenue in Nigeria, agriculture is also a large central market.
The town is home to a hospital as well educational facilities reaching the secondary school level. Mushin lies at the intersection of roads from Lagos, Shomolu, and Ikeja. Most of its inhabitants are from the Yoruba tribe and as a result Yoruba is the most common language spoken.
North - Oshodi/Apapa expressway from Oshodi to flyover leading to international airport to Oshodi exit into Agege motor road South - Boundary with Surulere Local Government at the other side of Bishop Street to include Akobi crescent, LUTH, Idi-Araba communities East - Agege motor road from Oshodi to Bishop street West - Oshodi/Apapa expressway to Itire junction to include Itire-Ijesha communities in former Mushin Local Government.
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