Abstract: The socio economic and development problems of Oshodi- Isolo L.G.A in Lagos, was discussed in this paper. The primary aim was to assess the relationship between population characteristics to planning and its implication to the environment. The study adopted questionnaire survey method and physical inventory for generation of data. Results were discussed and analyzed using descriptive methods. The paper revealed that in the study area, majority of the people live in sub- standard environments plagued grossly by inadequate social amenities. It recommended effective strategies to help alleviate the problem of population growth by causing a fundamental shift in current practice.
Keywords: Population, Socio-economic facilities, Urbanization, Oshodi- Isolo