ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Houses in Ikeja Lagos Nigeria

Updated on February 21, 2010


Why should you reside in Ikeja Lagos Nigeria?

Ikeja is the capital city of Lagos State in South west Nigeria. It is both an industrial area and a residential area as well. Back in the 1970s and 80s when economic activities in Lagos Nigeria were considerable less pronounced as they are today, Ikeja was actually designed to be a residential area and so it was until population explosion in the 1990s brought about commercial revolution.

Ikeja has many notable landmarks such as the international airport, Ikeja Army Cantonment (one of Nigeria’s biggest military Barracks), the seat of government at Alausa, the very popular computer village and many more.

Available Infrastructure

Ikeja has available and well organized infrastructure especially road networks, bridges and Telecommunications facilities and equipment. Ikeja has perhaps some of the best constructed houses and road network however due to its strategic nature has attracted more than it can accommodate in terms of population density.

Strategic area of Lagos

Ikeja is located in the heart of mainland Lagos which means one could readily link up with many other parts of the mainland in record time barring the ever unpredictable Lagos traffic. Ikeja also has a large industrial estate, many retail outlets and a number of service based industries. Ikeja is also home to the Head quarters of the Lagos State Police Command.

Reasons why I will not reside in Ikeja

Crime Rate

Although crime rate is dropping in Ikeja, however look out for pick pockets, muggers and touts. They are never in short supply especially around computer village, passport office in GRA and even at bus stops.

Power failure

Ikeja is one of the worst places to experience electricity failure. In most cases people could go for days (5 or more) or even weeks without having a single minute of electricity supply. As a result petrol and diesel powered generators have now become the main source of power supply to residents and businesses in the area.

High Population Density

As far as I am concerned ikeja is over populated. Okay what I mean to say is that the commercial areas of ikeja have an extremely high population relative to similar places elsewhere. Unlike Oshodi and idumota which are more of markets, ikeja especially Kodesoh, Awolowo way, and Otigba Street are beehives from Mondays to Saturdays. Other places in Ikeja particularly the residential areas are often quiet but are also expensive. House rent in this part of town (GRA, Opebi, Allen, Adeniyi Jones and so on) is eye popping.

Increasingly growing commercial center

Places like computer village as far back as 1999 were residential areas, however today they commercial centers attracting visitors, customers and traders from all over the state. Many other adjoining streets and communities such as Anifowose, Oba Akran and even the rail lines are also becoming commercial areas.

High cost of living

The cost of living in Ikeja is gradually becoming unbecoming. Everything in this area except food and even that is relative is more expensive here than in other places in Lagos except of course, Ajah, lekki, Victoria Island and Ikoyi. The list is expensive items is exhaustive; Rent, clothes, fashion accessories, commercial services and transportation fares among others.


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)