A REVIEW OF LEKKI PHASE 1
Lekki Phase 1 is a well planned and mapped-out residential scheme by the Lagos state government. It is located in the Eti-Osa Local Government Area of the State. The area now known as Lekki Phase 1 was formerly known as Maroko, a slum before it was destroyed by the Raji Rasaki led Lagos State military Government.
Today, Lekki phase 1 is considered to be one of the most expensive places to live in Nigeria. It currently has a reputation as an area with some of the most expensive real estate assets in Lagos State. The properties in Lekki phase 1 are expensive due to high demand (for both commercial & residential purposes) and proximity to the Victoria Island / Ikoyi business districts.
Lekki Phase 1 is a fast-growing neighbourhood known to have lots of spots for recreation and leisure. The area is also very commercial with lots of business outfits including restaurants, shopping malls/plazas, boutiques, hotels, etc. Recreation centres in Lekki Phase 1 include Fun Factory for Kids, Lekki Tennis Club, Lekki Waterside, Funtopia Leisure Resort, Funturf, Flamingo gaming, play barn for kids.
The most popular road in Lekki Phase 1 is Admiralty Way – it is the longest road, approximately 70 to 80 km long, and links to different parts of Lekki Phase 1. The entrance is popularly known as Lekki bus stop, at the 1st roundabout along The Lekki Epe Expressway. Admiralty way hosts some of the biggest investments in Lekki Phase 1 and harbours many businesses such as schools, churches, restaurants/eateries, hospitals, eye clinics, pharmacies, banks, fitness centres, etc., as well as a Police post, a fire station, and postal service. Prominent shopping malls in the area are Prince Ebeano supermarket, Daytona supermarket (offers 24hr service), Samit mall. Admiralty way also boasts of relaxation lounges such as Sailors lounge (the first floating bar in Nigeria), Bay lounge, etc.
Freedom way is off-Admiralty, at the end of Admiralty Way. It leads to the 3rd roundabout of the Lekki – Epe Express (Ikate bus stop). The popular Dome Church is located along Freedom Way.
ADEWUNMI ADEBIMPE DRIVE
Adewunmi Adebimpe Drive is located at the 2nd roundabout, popularly known as Maruwa Bus stop. Most of the streets link to several parts of Lekki phase 1. The end of the drive is a T-junction – going right leads to the Lekki Central Mosque & the 3rd roundabout (Ikate); going left leads to Dowen College Lekki & Admiralty Way. You can manoeuver major traffic on the Lekki-Epe Expressway by going through this route. Mobolaji Johnson Place (an estate which served as a military guesthouse in the 90s, and has now been modernized) is located along this drive.
Mobolaji Johnson estate offers electricity from 7 pm-7 am with a service charge of approximately ₦60,000 a month. It is fully fenced, with trained security guards. Non-residents have to call the resident before permission is granted.