Maybe you have noticed, maybe you have not, but people don’t just set up businesses anywhere in Lagos — at least not the ones who know what they are doing. People say that the most important thing in business is customers; you know what the next is?… location of course!
If I was asking someone or some people where to get the best quality of a particular commodity like clothing, chances are that they would direct me to a particular market or area, not a single shop or stall. These areas or markets are called Industrial Clusters — a large settlement of similar or interconnected businesses situated within a region or particular location.
Computer Village? Trade Fair? Mechanic Village? Ladipo Market? Mandilas Market? Alaba?
Is it beginning to make sense now?
Well, as your street-wise, in-the-know guide on Lagos life, let’s point you to some popular clusters and their commodities.
- Computer Village:
Location: Ikeja Bridge Bus & Motor Park, Kodesoh Street, Ikeja
Commodity: Communication gadgets and accessories, repair of same. Gadgets include computers, phones, tablets. projectors, interactive display boards, printers.
2. Alaba International Market
Location: Volkswagen Bus Stop, Ojo Expressway, Lagos
Commodity: Household electronics like Television sets, Sound systems, Decoders, Video players, Sound equipment, Video equipment.
3. Balogun Market
Location: Balogun Street, Off Broad Street, Lagos Island, Lagos.
4. Ladipo Market
Location: Ladipo Street, Mushin to Apapa/Oshodi Expressway, Isolo
Commodity: Motor vehicle parts and repair.
5. Lagos Trade Fair Market
Location: Trade Fair Complex, Off Ojo Expressway
6. Berger Car Market
Location: Mile 2, Apapa/Oshodi Expressway
Commodity: Foreign used automobiles
7. Somolu Business District
Location: The entire environs of Somolu Local Government
Commodity: Commercial printing services, printing stationer
8. Mushin Printing Market
Location: Ladipo Street, Mushin
Commodity: Commercial printing and packaging services, wedding stationery, printing stationery.
9. Mechanic Village
Location: Off Osolo Way, Isolo
Commodity: Automotive repair works
10. Amu Furniture Market
Location: Off Agege Motor Road, Mushin
Commodity: Furniture accessories like knobs, knots, handles, locks.
11. Chemical Village
Location: Alhaji Kazeem Street, Off Ikorodu Expressway, Ojota
Commodity: Industrial chemicals, reagents and packaging
Of course we may not be able to cover every cluster there is in Lagos under a single post, but, at this point, you at least know where to get what.
See you in the market!
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