Living in Ikorodu, Nigeria:
Tips for Moving and Visiting

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If you've been wondering what it's like to live in or visit Ikorodu, the Crowdsourced Explorer community can help. We asked ten people living in Ikorodu what someone who is considering moving to or visiting there should know. Here are their pros and cons, tips, and advice:

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Ikorodu, a modest city on the outskirts of the mainland Lagos, is bordered to the north and west by Ogun State. It features a quaint town and vernacular building styles. The lifestyles of residents are often unsuspecting and calm. You do not want to be outside after 12 midnight, as I could be dangerous because of kidnapping and other vices.

Ikorodu has mostly high rise buildings. It is a commercial center for business activities. The area is secured for business transactions. Maximum security is guaranteed for everyone in the city. The city accommodates everybody. It is made of both commercial and residential buildings. Investors find it safe in the city.

Timothy, says: 2020

Lagos, Nigeria’s largest city, sprawls inland from the Gulf of Guinea across Lagos Lagoon. Victoria Island, the financial center of the metropolis, is known for its beach resorts, boutiques and nightlife. To the north, Lagos Island is home to the National Museum Lagos, displaying cultural artifacts and craftworks. Nearby is Freedom Park, once a colonial-era prison and now a major venue for concerts and public events.

Jonathan, says: 2020

Ikorodu is a bustling and hustling town with traffic congestion and overcrowding and more so, it is very far from the main (urban) city of Lagos which will make those who are thinking of residing there to be more patient. In another vein, you must your own source of energy to supply you power aside from the one supplied from the national grid by the Federal Government as we have an unstable power supply.

Onyinye, says: 2020

Ikorodu lies in the suburb of Lagos State where the indigenes believes in voodoo and practice traditional religion. The strangers will need to understand their culture if he/she will have to enjoy the place else, the place might be very boring and very scary. the agrarian nature of them is very enticing.

Belema, says: 2020

Ikorodu, Lagos, is an ancient city in the outskirts of Lagos rapidly turning to a modern city with a large workforce population, making it hectic, lively with large economic activities and a vibrant transport system. Ikorodu has a rich cultural heritage and tradition, which can be seen in the numerous festival.

Nwamaka, says: 2020

Ikorodu city is in Lagos state, Nigeria. It is a beautiful city with both residential and business areas. The residential areas are just developing as such they are relatively quiet. If you are someone who loves peace and quiet, this is a perfect location for you. The only downside to this are the roads which are in need of reparations.

Stephanie, says: 2020

Ikorodu is a high-density, relatively low-cost area of Lagos State. Its beautiful weather and aquatic splendour attract people to different resorts located there. As an industrial hub, it hosts Egbin Thermal Station, which makes electricity supply in the area better than it is in the rest of the state. However, the large population of the city makes people set out early in the morning to avoid the endlessly frustrating traffic jams that characterise the roads on their way to work.

Someone moving here needs to consider the cost of accommodation. Sometimes, getting an accommodation to stay poses a great challenge to many first timers. Aside, there is need for the person to consider proximity to his or her place of work as the cost of transportation takes a larger share of the person’s salary on monthly basis.

Look out for traffic as early as 7am. They need to be accustomed to cold weather due to my city’s peculiar climate. They should rest assured that my city is safe and the indigenes are hospitable. My city has many business opportunities to accommodate new ideas, financiers, entrepreneurs, etc.

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