Lekki

About Lekki

Lekki is a popular small town found within Lagos state in the Southwest geopolitical zone of Nigeria. Lekki is broadly classified into two phases; Lekki phase 1 and Lekki phase 2. Lekki phase 1 is domiciled in the Eti-osa local government area  of Lagos state and is located in an area formerly referred to as Maroka. Lekki phase 1 is home to some of the choicest real estate properties in Lagos state. Lekki phase 1 is in close proximity to areas such as Ajah, Ikoyi and Victoria Island which are situated on the Island part of Lagos city.

Popular areas in Lekki phase one include the Omorinre Johnson street, Admiralty way and Durosimi Etti street. The popular religious affiliation in Lekki phase one is Christianity and the area plays host to a number of Churches which include the headquarters of the House on the Rock international Church which is a towering worship center. Popular means of moving around in Lekki phase one are by tricycles, taxi cabs and the use of combi buses. Prominent Landmarks in Lekki phase one include the Salem Christian Center, the Daytona Supermarket and the Bespoke event Center.

Lekki phase 2 is the second scheme of the Lekki peninsula and is majorly a residential area comprising of mostly ultra-modern and expensive real estate properties. Lekki phase two is known for its beaches and resorts.


GEOGRAPHY

Lekki town is known to have two dominant seasons which are the dry and rainy seasons with the rainy season featuring heavy and consistent rains which often result to incidents of flooding. The average temperature in Lekki is 25 degrees centigrade while humidity is estimated at 72 percent.


ECONOMY

Lekki is known for its very expensive real estate properties making it a choice destination for the upper class of Lagos city dwellers. Subsequently, the construction and sale of these choice properties contribute immensely to the economy of Lekki . Also, there are several shopping Malls, hotels, beaches and resorts spread over Lekki and these draw Visitors and resources to the area.

Also, the Lekki free trade zone which is still under construction is and which covers a total area of 155 km squared will accommodate several commercial and business institutions , industries, tourist attractions and entertainment outfits. The free trade zone would also have an airport and seaport upon its completion.


HISTORY

 Parts of the area now known as Lekki used to be a slum area referred to as Maroko which was demolished by the then Military government of Lagos state led by Raji Rasaki.

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