municipality in Lagos State, Nigeria

Ikorodu is a city found NE of the Lagos State, South West Nigeria, bordered on the north by Ogun State and the south by the Lagoon. It has a population of 989,000 (2021).

UnderstandEdit

 
The heart of Ikorodu City

Ikorodu’s proximity to Lagos has contributed to its status of fastest growing hub near Lagos metropolis. There is a steady influx people from surrounding towns, villages and from Lagos metropolis.

Before Ikorodu division was created and later upgraded to a city, Ikorodu had existed in the 17th century. It derived its name from the inhabitants who were farmers from the plants the grew. "Ikorodu" was derived from a Yoruba rootword oko-odu, meaning the farm (oko) of (odu), a kind of plant. The word odu means darkening agent, when discovered that the plant had darkening power, it was used as a dye - the name odu was applied to it.

Get inEdit

You can get in by bus, taxi or personal car.

By busEdit

Of the various buses that travel to Ikorodu, the most popular are those of the BRT Bus Rapid Transport provided by the Lagos State Government with different terminals scattered around the state. The journey lasts approximately 45 minutes and the fare ranges from ₦300-500 (naira), depending on which terminus you board from. It is relatively comfortable and fully air conditioned. Movies are sometimes shown and charging docks are fixed beneath every seat to enable you to charge your phone.

By ferryEdit

MetroFerry and Lagferry are the two major ferry services with fares ranging from ₦500-700, dependent on the jetty boarded from and subsequently the distance. The jetties to board from if going to Ikorodu include Ebute Ero, CMS, Falomo and Addax. Chartered rides are also available. There are also jetties to board from Ijede to the island (Badore, Lekki). Transport by ferry is fast (5-20 min) and convenient, although it can be scary on your first experience.

Get aroundEdit

 
Map of Ikorodu

Movement around Ikorodu is predominantly by minibuses, small buses, tricycles and motorcycles. These cost between ₦50-100.

SeeEdit

  • Oshodi Art Gallery, Itokin Road, Opposite Nasfat, Plot 115, (beside Gabrak Filling Station), +234 8054847010. M-Sa 9AM-7PM. The gallery has a variety of Nigerian traditional and modern artworks on display, including paintings, sculptures, photos and even cartoon drawings.
  • Ikorodu Recreational Park, Near Nigerian Custom Service LighterTerminal. 24 hr. A place to be to relax it has a lovely rich environ. It located beside Dangote factory as well as Custom light Terminal in Ebute Ikorodu. It has a mini-zoo, basketball court, merry-go-round for kids to play and have fun.
  • 1 Egbin Thermal Station. Egbin Power Plc is the largest power generating station in Nigeria. The station is located at Ijede/Egbin in Ikorodu.    
  • Lagos State Polytechnic (Laspotech). Lagos State Polytechnic is also known as LASPOTECH is a government-owned tertiary institution located in Ikorodu.    
  • 2 Palace of the Ayangburen of Ikorodu, 50 Ayangburen Road. It is accessible found at the very heart of the city. Spacious and able to accommodate tourists. Its elegant and attractive showing the history of the Ikorodu people.
  • 3 Iledi Oshugbo Abalaiye Ikorodu (Sacred groove for the installation of Ikorodu Kings). This is where the chosen successor of the last King is taken and the rights of installation is carried out.It is regarded as sacred and treated with reverence.
  • 4 Omitunmishe (Osun) Temple, Ikorodu, Famade Dede St, Ikorodu.

DoEdit

  • Ijede Warm Springs
  • Ikorodu Lighter Port Terminal, lpakodo
  • Iledi Oshugbo Abalaiye Ikorodu: sacred groove for the installation of Ikorodu Kings
  • Cradoo Lake Waterfront, Ipakodo and Ibeshe.

BuyEdit

  • KemSupermart, 44 Owolowo St, +234-904-642-3740. M-Sa 8AM-8PM, Su 12:30-8PM.
  • Justrite Superstore, Ogolonto st, +234-816-580-2994. Daily 9AM-7PM.
  • Grocery Hazard Ltd, Olowu Junction, 60A Obafemi Awolowo Rd, +234-805-359-7021. In-store shopping, delivery.

Eat in and Take outEdit

  • Just 4 You Ikorodu, Ewu Ekele, Ijede Rd, +234-706-582-0002. M-Sa 8AM-9PM, Su 9AM-9PM.
  • Daregos Restaurant., 3 Olubi st, +234-809-692-9877.
  • Fatmot Restaurant, Oba sekumade Rd. Daily 8AM-10PM.
  • Domino’s Pizza, 78 TOS Benson Rd, Ikorodu 104101, Ikorodu. Opens daily 9AM-10PM. (Updated March 2022)
  • The Place Restaurant, Lagos NG, 52 Ayangburen Rd, Ikorodu. Opens daily 8AM-10PM. (Updated March 2022)
  • Magrellos Restaurant, Beside Nepa office, 46 Ayangburen Rd. Opens daily 7AM-10PM (Updated March 2022)
  • Sweet Sensation, 26 Ayangburen Rd, Ikorodu. Opens daily 7AM-10PM (Updated March 2022).

DrinkEdit

  • F1 Bar & Club, Ikorodu. Daily 4:50PM-midnight. Dine, takeaway, delivery.
  • Pegrite Place, 8,Olayinka Jumbo st, +234-802-755-2563. 24 hr. Dine-in, takeaway.
  • Eroz place, 71,Borokini Lagos NG, Dada St, +234-802-312-1000. M-Sa 2PM-midnight. Dine-in or curbside pickup. No delivery.

SleepEdit

  • Royal Kaft Hotel, 3 Hassan Oduga st, off Bab-sherif, Ishagam Rd. The hotel is spacious, and there is free Wi-Fi, a restaurant, room service and free parking.
  • Royale Hotel and Suites, 95 Shagamu Rd. Free parking, pets allowed, free Wi-Fi and airport shuttle.
  • Airoyal Hotel, Shamsideen Jaiyesimi St, +234-813-421-7925. Check-in: 5:15PM, check-out: noon. Pool, free breakfast, restaurant and air conditioning. ₦15,000.
  • Harmony Castle Hotel, 70/72 Gbasemo St, Aga Rd. Check-in: noon. Free breakfast, restaurant, free parking and pool. ₦7,810.
  • Vertical View Hotel, Greenleaf Estate, Off Cementary Rd, Ebute Ipakodo Rd, Igbogbo. Check-in: 2PM, check-out: noon. Pool, free breakfast, restaurant and free breakfast. ₦8,000.
  • 1 Ibeshe Beach (Resort Hotel), 3 Idiope Ave. Ibeshe Private Beach is a beautiful and safe beach on an island. It has up-to-date living and leisure facilities. A place to relax in the serene environs, sands and clear skies. Beautiful sunrise and sunset to watch.
  • 2 Jaftel Hotel, Tinubu Estate Rd, Ikorodu 104101, Ikorodu, +234 905 155 6665. ₦5,500.

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