Agege

About Agege Local Government Area (L.G.A)

Agege is a suburb and local government area found in the City of Lagos located in the Southwestern parts of Nigeria. Agege LGA is made up of districts which include Ogba, Oniwaya, Dopemu, Mangoro, and Sango. 

The population of the area is estimated at 303,935 inhabitants with Christianity and Islam as the commonly practiced religions. Yoruba and pidgin English are commonly spoken within the Agege LGA. Popular landmarks in Agege LGA include the imposing Oba Agege statue and the NYSC permanent Orientation camp, Iyana Ipaja.


GEOGRAPHY OF AGEGE

Agege local government area features two major seasons; the dry and rainy seasons and has an average temperature of 27 degrees centigrade. 


ECONOMY OF AGEGE

Agege local government area has a vibrant economy with markets such as the Abattoir meat market and the Alade market providing shoppers with a variety of commodities while boosting the economy of the area.

HISTORY OF AGEGE

Agege local government area was created in the year 1954 and since then, 3 LGAs have been carved out of the area. The Awori sub- group of the Yoruba tribe were the first to settle in the area which was formerly a kolanut plantation with the boom in the trade of the commodity attracting settlers to the area.

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