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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Most Popular Bus Stops in Lagos: Ikorodu

Artistic Impression of proposed new Sabo Market

It is wrong to call Ikorodu a town these days with its population which keeps growing at an incredible rate and its rapid development. It is not an overstatement that at least 2 million people live in Ikorodu and its outskirts.

Sabo is the largest bus stop in Ikorodu and by extension, it is one of the most important bus stops in Lagos.

The thing about Ikorodu is that many of its residents work in the more urban parts of Lagos and have either built their homes or rented because it is relatively cheaper to do so in the outskirts of the city.

Hence, the number of people that pass through Sabo and Agric the second-largest bus stop in Ikorodu is huge.

There a lot of mass transit buses from. Coaster to Tata to BRT all transporting people to and from the more central parts of Lagos like Ketu, Ojota,the Island, Ikeja. Yaba and Oshodi.

There is the popular Oja Oba (King's Market) which  has spilled onto Lagos road and reminds me of how Oshodi used to be in the past with hawkers and street traders selling practically anything you can think-of.

A lot of shopping complexes, eateries and banks have also been built along this axis thereby confirming its reputation as a major commercial hub.

Sabo is very close to the Ayangburen (King) of Ikorodu's palace and it is also a major stop for students heading to the main campus of my Alma mater, Lagos State Polytechnic.

You can get buses to many towns in Ogun state which shares a boundary and strong cultural links with Ikorodu like Sagamu, Abeokuta, Ijebu Ode and a host of Ijebu towns. Buses heading to Ibadan, Oyo as well as other cities and towns in the Southwest are available.

Interstate bus operators going to other parts of the country are also available although they are not as many as other bus stops in Lagos.

For any visitor to Ikorodu,, Sabo bus stop is a must visit. It gives you a feeling of how vibrant Ikorodu is as a new city within Lagos.

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