Ikeja Lagos Nigeria, The capital
Ikeja Lagos Nigeria is one of the most popular places within the State. Legend has it that, Ikeja was founded by an Awori (A Yoruba tribe in south west Nigeria) hunter with first name Akeja, after whom the area is named. To this day, many of Ikeja’s residents are of Awori descent.
Some notable communities in Ikeja include Maryland, Anifowose, Ipodo, Ogba, Agidingbi, Opebi, Alausa(State Government secretariat is located here), Oregun, Idi-Iroko, Akiode and Ojodu. Call Nigeria mobile for 6p/min
Major Land marks in the city include; Murtala Mohammed International Airport and OAS heliport at Maryland, The State Secretariat at Alausa, Allen Avenue, there are also notable entertainment spots such as the The nite shift coliseum, Water Parks, Lagos Country club, Planet one on Mobolaji Bank Anthony way and La’campaign Tropicana on Adeniyi Jones Avenue.
Commercial centres like computer village, Allen Avenue, Oba Akran, Also cultural centres like the cane village and the Ikeja Army Cantonment are all part of the city.
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Economic LifeBefore military regimes took over governance in 1983, Ikeja was a well planned, clean and quiet residential environment with shopping malls, pharmacies and government reservation areas.
The situation is different today as the city has become disorderly and town planning laws are not followed in situating new buildings mostly commercial buildings there by making Ikeja lose its original master plan.
Ikeja is easily the best place on Lagos mainland to situate a business because of its strategic location and market structure.
Ikeja Lagos Nigeria has a very strong commercial base. A large number of businesses mostly retail and service based businesses operate in the area.
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They include Law firms, IT firms, Auto sales outlets, banks, boutiques, salons, supermarkets, eateries, fast foods, business centres, hotels, pharmacies, media services, travel and tours, real estate companies, private schools and private medical centres among others.
It also has one of Nigeria’s largest industrial estates with a number of manufacturing companies such as Tyre makers DUNLOP plc, Paint makers like CAP plc, Premier Paints, Food Processing companies like Cadbury plc, UAC foods, 7UP bottling company plc and Chi ltd, Brewery (Guinness Plc) and Publishing companies like Longman plc, Daily times plc and Tell communications.
Some of Nigeria’s leading newspapers operate in this area like PUNCH, PM NEWS and DAILY INDEPENDENT, just as a few magazines like TELL, NEWSWATCH, THE NEWS and CASTLES are also published by companies based in ikeja Lagos Nigeria.
Ikeja has the highest number of standard hotels in Lagos. Some of the more popular hotels include; Sheraton hotel and towers, Protea hotel, Savoy suites, Lagos travel inn, White House hotel, Lagos Airport hotel, Jabita hotel and Planet one Hotel.
Ikeja is also known for its auto showrooms with virtually all busy roads in Ikeja except Oba Akran having more than one auto show room. Allen Avenue, Opebi Road, Mobolaji Bank Anthony way, Adeniyi Jones Avenue, GRA, and Oba Akran have very expensive houses with their rents also being exorbitant for many including middle class families.
A number of posh residential areas can be found along Mobolaji Bank Anthony way such as G Cappa Estate and GRA. Also Toyin Street, Adeniyi Jones Avenue and and environs as well as Oregun and parts of Agidingbi have posh houses that are expensive to rent for the ordinary or middle class Nigerian family.
Social LifeIkeja Lagos Nigeria can hardly be described as sleepy because virtually every day of the week and late into the nights it is known for being ever busy.
It has many fun spots and recreation centres such as nite clubs, restaurants and bars, hotels, eateries, Suya spots and eateries.
Most of them can be found on Allen Avenue, Toyin Street, Opebi road, Awolowo way and adjoining streets. Most streets with the exception of those in less populated areas or residential areas are alive till late.
Although population in Ikeja is hard to determine or estimate because of its dual economic state as a commercial town and residential town but Ikeja has between 2 million and 4 million residents making it the most populated Area of Lagos.
Ikeja Lagos Nigeria has suffered from neglect, a lack of planning and over concentration of disorganized commercial activities which include street trading. However it is a very potent centre for economic activities with lots of opportunities for all.
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