The Lagos State commuter town of Ikorodu lies around 15 miles northwest of Lagos, close to the Lagos Lagoon. During the mid-19th century, Ikorodu was an important stop on the busy trade route between Lagos and Ibadan, and today it’s still a major loading point for locally produced crops – think corn, cassava, green vegetables, palm oil and bananas – which then head to Lagos.
Over the past four decades, Ikorodu has rapidly expanded beyond its old city walls, as more people moved for work from the surrounding towns and villages, as well as from the Lagos metropolitan area.
As a result, Ikorodu is now the fasting growing commuter town near Lagos, with many inhabitants travelling back and forth to business and industry in central Lagos every day.
There is also a large number of women who run businesses in the textiles trade, and a great number of Ikorodu’s residents are still involved in farming or other local agricultural businesses in Ikorodu itself.
In the greater Ikorodu area, there’s also a sizeable industrial estate which is home to many factories and manufacturing plants, while the township area is home to most of the day to day commerce, including a considerable number of bank branches, retail outlets and markets.
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