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Ikorodu is located in Nigeria
Coordinates: 6°36′N 3°30′E / 6.600°N 3.500°E / 6.600; 3.500
Country  Nigeria
 • Land 152 sq mi (394 km2)
Population (2006)
 • Total 535,619
Time zone WAT (UTC+1)

Ikorodu is a city and Local Government Area in Lagos State, Nigeria.[1] Located along the Lagos Lagoon, it shares a boundary with Ogun State. As of the 2006 Census Ikorodu had an enumerated population of 535,619.[2]


Ikorodu was founded by Yorubas who settled in the area. The name Ikorodu is a form of Oko Odu, which means "odu (an edible herb) farm."[3] During the 19th century Ikorodu was an important trading post for the Remo kingdom, it achieved this by being situated along the trade route between Lagos and Ibadan.[4]

In August 2007, floods killed six people in Ikorodu and forced the evacuation of more.[5]

Traditional rulers[edit]

Since its founding Ikorodu has been ruled by the Rademo and Lasunwon royal families. Following is the list of Obas of Ikorodu:[3]


  • Government College Ikorodu
  • Ipakodo Grammar school
  • Shams-el Deen Grammar School
  • Ikorodu High School
  • Seatos Schools, Ikorodu
  • Government Technical College
  • Oriwu Senior model college
  • Civil Service Model College Igbogbo
  • Goshen International School Ikorodu
  • United High School and many more.
  • Private basic and secondary established schools are numerous in Ikorodu and its environs
  • Lagos State Polytechnic Ikorodu was founded in 1977
  • Caleb University Imota, Ikorodu (A private own University)
  • Lagos State University, Ikorodu Study Centre
  • Winners' Chapel Ikorodu, Faith Avenue, Ikorodu
  • Oreyo senior grammar school.
  • elepe senior high school
  • Yewa Grammar School Aga Ikorodu


  1. ^ "NigeriaCongress.org". Retrieved 2007-04-08. 
  2. ^ "The World Gazetteer". Archived from the original on 2013-02-11. Retrieved 2007-04-05. 
  3. ^ a b "Early History of Ikorodu". Retrieved 2007-04-08. 
  4. ^ "Britannica Concise Encyclopedia: Ikorodu". Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc. Retrieved 2007-08-15. 
  5. ^ "Heavy rain moves thousands in Nigerias". Reuters, republished on Press TV online (Press TV). 2007-08-06. Retrieved 2007-08-07. 

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Coordinates: 6°36′N 3°30′E / 6.600°N 3.500°E / 6.600; 3.500