EDGE PALACE- The Royal Place
Edge Palace Estate, one of our fast-selling properties located in Akodo in the heart of Ibeju Lekki, where you can boast of massive commercial infrastructure. The Estate is just beside the Lagos State General Hospital, Akodo. It is about 5 minutes drive before the Dangote Refinery, via Lekki-Epe Expressway.
NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENTS/ ATTRACTIONS
Akodo General Hospital
Lekki-Free Trade Zone
When you own a land or building in this estate, above places mention is where you will like to visit include the Akodo Market (local market).
Local Market and it benefits
Local market referred to as local store marketing or neighborhood marketing specifically targets the community around a physical store or restaurant. Promotional messages are directed to the local population, rather than the mass market. Our area of concentration for today local market is located at Kara market eleko and Akodo market.
KARA MARKET ELEKO
Kara Market is a developing market. It is basically for a live stock market (e.g.) cow, goat and sheep as well as Tomatoes. Food stuffs are also sold in the market.
Kara market is gradually developing where food stuff is generally cheaper and fresh, and they are directly from the farm. It’s a relief not having to go all the way to the mainland from Lekki Ajah axis for cheap and fresh pepper, onions and meat etc.
Akodo market is at Ibeju Lekki few miles away from Edge Palace Estate, Lekki free trade zone and Dangote Group of Company. The market keeps growing as development hits there.
It’s a nice place to buy foodstuff, household items, and supermarket items.
Its an open market for mostly food items, Lagos’ developing city where the people largely engaged in fishing.
Things that happen when you visit local market.
- You are overwhelmed by the extremely large crowd
The throngs of people who visit local market on the daily are numerous. From weekdays to weekends, the market bustles with a crowd of vendors, buyers as well as tourists who crave to discover the essence of the place. Visiting, as a result, can be fun but utterly overwhelming.
- You find so many options you can’t make a choice
To succeed in Local Market, you need to have a sense of purpose and direction. You literally need to have a vision of what you intend to buy or accomplish while visiting. Each section of the markets holds a large variety of each product, from different brands both foreign and local and for different prices. If you do not know what exactly you want, you will be faced with the challenge of making the right choice.
Most times, visitors find themselves giving into their inner shopaholics and end up buying so many items that they do not necessarily need. If you know you are weak when it comes to shopping, do not visit the market with your ATM or extra cash. Set a budget at least and stick to it.
- You learn to appreciate street foods
Street food vendors are a part of the Lagos local market that you cannot ignore. From the entrance of the market to whatever exit you choose, the aroma of different local meals assaults your nostrils, tying your intestines into knots and ensuring you crave a taste of the gastronomies. As there are very few fast-food joints around the market, most times you are actually forced to patronize these street foods, from fries (yam, plantain, bean cake) to abacha, even pepper soup and more. Having a taste of these foods definitely gives you a chance to appreciate the foods that most other boulevards in Lagos have to offer.
REASON TO VISIT LOCAL MARKET
- Authentic Experiences
Local markets offer genuine experiences, unlike the often scripted and gaudy experiences that most major tourist attractions offer.
Yes, you breathe, and breathe again, that lingering smell of fish.
Yes, that fishmonger is overly expressive in convincing his customers that his fish are the freshest ones in the whole wide world.
Yes, one poor fish is definitely missing its head, as you spot a discarded fish head in the gutter.
Yes, it is all real. Everything is real. And good.
- Interact with The Locals
Local markets are a great place to interact with the locals. Many merchants warmly welcome curious tourists who show an interest in their livelihoods. The merchants may be very pleased to give you a quick show and tell of what they sell and proudly ask you to photograph their fresh produce (with a seeing is believing confidence in their produce’s freshness!). Local markets are also full of colorful personalities, many of whom you won’t forget long after you left the market
- Try Some Local Food
Local markets are a great place to try authentic local cuisine and snacks. Stalls in the local markets tend to cater to the local shopper crowds so they offer menus that are not “internationally”-influenced for tourist tastebuds. You may also like to try some of the fresh produce or the fresh seafood (which are probably as fresh as they can get).
- Practice Your Haggling Skills
Never haggled? It’s fun! More than just saving on a few dollars (or cents), it provides a great opportunity for interaction with the friendly local sellers. A friendly banter never hurts anyone, and remember, practice makes perfect! If it works out, great, you’ve got yourself a steal, otherwise, move on to next door.
- Markets Are Free
You don’t have to pay a cent to have a good time at the local market! In fact, you will leave much richer with great memories.
Benefits Of Local Market
- Generate Local Employment: Local markets generate local jobs and the potential for new employment opportunities associated with new IT, sharing economy and decentralized technology solutions. New jobs can be created related to internet-based services for sales & marketing, logistics, facility-sharing, agro-advisory, accounting & finance and legal advice, as well as new employment opportunities related to small-scale food processing, packaging, storage and distribution.
- Create New Business Opportunities: Mobilizes professionally local residents, encouraging them to undertake innovative economic and social initiatives locally in the field of production, processing and distribution of locally produced food. Local government can reduce the risks and costs of setting up new businesses and strengthening or re-orienting existing business, as these are spread across the local market as it is being created (e.g., trademarks and branding of a Buyers’ club), but generating individual benefits (sales). By creating new business opportunities, local markets generate also a market for new knowledge, skills and competencies.
- Make the Region More Attractive to Visitors & Investors: Local markets promote the identity of a locality or region by building a sense of belonging for residents and integrating local initiatives into a single whole, while building attractiveness of the region for tourists, investors and others in the country and abroad.
- Contribute to food security: Retaining and sustaining food production capabilities and resources locally is critical to assuring food security.