Ikorodu

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Ikorodu
Municipality
Ikorodu Local Government Area
Ikorodu Shown within the State of Lagos
Ikorodu Shown within the State of Lagos
Ikorodu is located in Nigeria
Ikorodu
Ikorodu
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
StateLagos State
LGA(s)Ikorodu
Government
 • LGA ChairmanWasiu Adeshina
Area
 • Land345 km2 (133 sq mi)
Population
 (2006)
 • Total536,619
Time zoneUTC+1 (WAT)

Ikorodu is a city located in the north-east of 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, Isiu, Liadi, Egbin, 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 part-exurb of Lagos metropolis, owing in part to increasing influx of people from Ikorodu's surrounding towns and villages attracted by the town's proximity to Lagos.

In 2003, the existing Ikorodu LGAs was split for administrative purposes into Local Council Development Areas. These lower-tier administrative units now number 6: Imota, Igbogbo/Bayeku, Ijede, Ikorodu North, Ikorodu West, Ikorodu.[3]

Religion[edit]

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

Education[edit]

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:

  • Caleb University, a private university located in the Imota area of the town, the first private university in Lagos
  • De-Multilaurel comprehensive college
  • De-Young Comprehensive College, Aga
  • Difas Schools Odogunyan
  • Elepe Senior High School
  • Goodswill Secondary School
  • Goshen International School
  • Government College Ikorodu
  • Government Technical College
  • Homat group of schools
  • Ipakodo Grammar School
  • Ikorodu Grammar School
  • Ikorodu High School
  • Lagos State Polytechnic Ikorodu
  • Lagos State Civil Service Model College, Igbogbo
  • Livingstone College, Ikorodu
  • Odogunyan Secondary School, Odogunyan, Ikorodu
  • Oreyo Senior Grammar School
  • Oriwu Senior Model College
  • Royal Le Hope International School
  • Sagab college, solomade Ikorodu
  • Seatos Schools, Ikorodu
  • Shams-El Deen Grammar School
  • Stars International College, Ikorodu
  • The Saints International School, Isawo, Ikorodu
  • Tindip schools
  • United High School
  • Yewa Grammar School, Aga-Ikorodu

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NigeriaCongress.org". Archived from the original on 2004-01-09. Retrieved 2007-04-08.
  2. ^ "The World Gazetteer". Archived from the original on 2013-02-11. Retrieved 2007-04-05.
  3. ^ http://www.lagosstate.gov.ng/pagemenus.php?p=60&k=32

External links[edit]

Media related to Ikorodu at Wikimedia Commons

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