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Ikorodu Division Profile


Ikorodu Division, at the creation of 12 States in Nigeria in 1967, was one of the five (5) Divisions in Lagos State. Today, it is the largest Local Government in the State. It comprises Ikorodu Central Local Government, Ikorodu West Local Council Development Area (LCDA), Ikorodu North LCDA, Igbogbo/Baiyeku LCDA, Imotal LCDA and Ijede LCDA. Each of these political/ administrative arrangements has its own government to make decisions on local affairs, subject however to the directives of the State Government and the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

The Town/Settlements in the Division include: Ikorodu, Igbogbo, Ipakodo, Imota, Ijede, Egbin, Baiyeku, Oreta, Offin,Ibeshe, Majidun,Owutu, Itowolo, Odogunyan, Elepe, Gberigbe,Oke-Agbo, Igbalu, Agura, Igbokuta, Isiu, Olorunda, Agunfoye, Maya, Adamo, Ori Okuta, Agbede, Agbele, Eyita, Ojokoro, Ishawo, Igbo-Oliwo, Igbe, Ginti, Oke-Eletu, Oko-Eko, Abuja, Ohorun, Losi-Oba, Mowo, Odo-Nla, Parafa etc.

The area covered by the Division is approximately 161,954 sq. kilometers. Its distance from Central Lagos is about 36 kilometers. It is bounded in the West by Lagos Island, in the East by Agbowa/Ikosi Ejinrin LCDA, in the North by Sagamu and to the South by Lagos Lagoon. The population as returned by the preliminary survey of 1991 National Population Census was given as 181,914 but with the influx of people to Ikorodu as a result of the dualization of Lagos-Ikorodu road and the introduction of BRT buses, the population must have risen to an estimated 2,490,325. The effect of the population growth is seen in the rapid growth of economic activities of the people.

The influx has also contributed in no small measure to increase in the demand for housing and vehicles to convey them. Consequently, many living apartments have been converted into mini-markets, shopping plazas and cottage industries, waiting however for the big companies to take advantage of the opportunities created, for product distribution outlets.

It is important to note that the Division has the largest industrial Estate in West Africa and the biggest Thermal Station for power generation in Nigeria. It has sufficient space for more industries and the expansion of existing facilities. Water is accessible. The road network development is getting attention, tourism is not left out either, indeed, and the atmosphere is conducive for industrial and commercial transformation. Furthermore, the Division is blessed with abundant human and material resources.

These are the reasons why Ikorodu Division must witness a bumper pudding of a trade fair, for the taste of our numerous exhibitors and visitors, who, we are sure, will find the experience much more sumptuous and gracefully rewarding.

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