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Ikorodu Local Government Area
Ikorodu Shown within the State of Lagos
Ikorodu Shown within the State of Lagos
Ikorodu is located in Nigeria
Ikorodu Shown within the State of Lagos
Coordinates: 6°36′N 3°30′E / 6.600°N 3.500°E / 6.600; 3.500
Country  Nigeria
State Lagos State
LGA(s) Ikorodu
 • Land 345 km2 (133 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 535,619
Time zone WAT (UTC+1)

Ikorodu is a city in north-east Lagos State, Nigeria.[1] It is located along the Lagos Lagoon and shares a boundary with Ogun State. At the 2006 census the population was 535,619.[2]

Geography and economy[edit]

Situated approximately 36 km north of Lagos, Ikorodu is bounded to the south by the Lagos Lagoon, to the north by a boundary with Ogun State, and to the east by a boundary with Agbowa-Ikosi, a town in Epe Division of Lagos State. The town has grown significantly in the past 40 years and is divided into sixteen or seventeen "Ituns" or minor areas. The main industries in the town are trading, farming and manufacturing.

Nearby major towns include Imota, Ijede, Igbogbo and Bayeku, all of which constitute their own Local Council Development Area with their own traditional rulers (Obas). Together these areas make up Ikorodu Division. Ikorodu Division has a large industrial area containing several factories. The town of Ikorodu itself is home to branches of several established Nigerian banks.

Ikorodu is the fastest growing exurb near the Lagos metropolis, owing in part to the influx of people from Ikorodu's surrounding towns and villages attracted by the town's proximity to Lagos.


Inhabitants of Ikorodu include adherents to several religions, including Christianity and Islam.


Within greater Ikorodu there are 57 public primary schools and 12 secondary schools. There are also several private nurseries, primary and secondary schools, and one tertiary institution.

Local secondary schools include:

  • Royal Le Hope International School
  • De-Young Comprehensive College, Aga
  • Government College Ikorodu
  • Ipakodo Grammar School
  • Shams-El Deen Grammar School
  • Ikorodu High School
  • De-Multilaurel comprehensive college
  • Seatos Schools, Ikorodu
  • Government Technical College
  • Oriwu Senior Model College
  • Civil Service Model College, Igbogbo
  • Goshen International School
  • United High School
  • Oreyo Senior Grammar School
  • Elepe Senior High School
  • Yewa Grammar School, Aga-Ikorodu
  • Lagos State Polytechnic Ikorodu

Caleb University is a private university located in the Imota area of the town.


  1. ^ "NigeriaCongress.org". Retrieved 2007-04-08. 
  2. ^ "The World Gazetteer". Archived from the original on 2013-02-11. Retrieved 2007-04-05. 

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