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Living in Ota, Nigeria:
Tips for Moving and Visiting

12 local experts

If you've been wondering what it's like to live in or visit Ota, the Crowdsourced Explorer community can help. We asked 12 people living in Ota what someone who is considering moving to or visiting there should know. Here are their pros and cons, tips, and advice:


12 comments on “Ota”

Ota is a great and small city close to Lagos. It’s widely populated with people from different part of Nigeria and the world at large. There are very good and high standard schools in ota with many manufacturing companies. Ota is one great city that observes her festival with lots of masquerades. Ota is a beautiful city.

Ijeoma, says: 2020

Ota is small but populated city in ogun state. The roads are well tiled and the security is top notch. The school in this city are the best you can attend in this state. During festive periods, we get to see masquerades of different sizes and shapes. As small as the city is, it’s filled with manufacturing companies.

My city is a very busy one. People are always in a hurry. You have to be alert when you are crossing the roads. It is very close to one of the busiest cities in the world. Some people who live in my city work in that busy city. And so they have to move in and out of the city very often.

Ibraheem, says: 2020

My City is a very peaceful and welcoming city. There are fun places in my city for example, Pizza store, Bar, Amusement Park and so on. There are also religious places in my city, for example there more than ten churches and mosques in my city. For people with kids considering to move to my city there are lots of amazing schools for children.

Philip, says: 2020

Ota is a small city with over 150,000 people. It is neighbours with the biggest city in Africa–Lagos. It is one of the most industrialized cities in Nigeria hosting companies like Nestle, Honda and others. Covenant University, the most prestigious university in Nigeria, is also in Ota. There is a mall where you can go shopping and so many other local retail stores. It has a traditional ruler called the Oba whose Job is to keep the city in order. It is a nice city to reside in because it has so many opportunities and it is orderly.

Efeoghene, says: 2020

Anyone moving here, Ota should know it comprises of the most number of private schools, the best University in the country and the most number of mega churches. Also, just in the middle of town, the King’s palace is. Most importantly, it is important to note that occasionally some traditional activities take place and residents have to stay indoors.

Adeyemi, says: 2020

Ota is very populated. A person should expect crowds all the time. My city is one of the most popular ones in my state. Parties are thrown almost daily in my city.

Esther, says: 2020

There are really nice tourist in Ota, the city has high concentration of industrial estates, there’s a very large farm in Ota (OBASANJO FARM). this farm is owned by the former president Olusegun Obasanjo, the farm is one of the largest farms in Nigeria boasting of a variety of poultry, livestock and food products.

Beatrice, says: 2020

Ota has unmotorable roads and suffers from terrible traffic. The city seems to be a long way from development. However, if you prefer a quiet lifestyle, this might be the right place for you. Also, things are quite affordable and the cost of living is low, especially when compared to nearby cities such as Lagos.

Blessing, says: 2020

It’s not a very business friendly area. It is not very central to good hangout spots. It has great schools. It has great churches. It also has great markets. The cost of living is quite low. The roads are quite bad. It is a very close knit and quiet community.

Oluwasegun, says: 2020

It is a slow paced city. Nothing much happens here. There are many industries in the city because of the ample space it has. starting business as a supplier of the goods the industries produces is a bit easy. The city has two private universities and a public one. There are also many public and private secondary schools.

Ogungbemi, says: 2020

Ota is a lively city inhabited by nice people. It is a united place where the people live as one. Ota has a lot of fun places to visit and fun things to do. You’ll get to know a lot about her culture and traditions. Ota is an awesome place.

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