Akobo Ibadan – Neighbourhood Guide

Akobo has earned its reputation as one of the most sort after locations for anyone looking to buy or rent a home in Ibadan. The security, serenity and most importantly steady electricity are one of main reasons people keep moving to Akobo Ibadan.

No matter the type of property you’re looking for, you’ll surely find it here. You’ll find a mini flat in Akobo, self-contain rooms for rent, 2 bedroom homes for rent or sale, 3 bedroom homes for sale  or rent, duplex for sale and even uncompleted buildings for sale in Akobo.

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Where is Akobo in Ibadan?

Akobo is located in Lagelu local government area . It ranges from the General gas bridge  to the extreme end of Olorunda-Aba. This area consists of several small to medium sized communities with their own distinct feel to the area’s culture.

For example, areas like Abake estate and Bashorun estate are well known for their unique quietness, serenity and that “estate feel”. In these areas, it’s more of a “mind your business” kind of setting where residents strictly mind their own business and only speak when spoken to.

 Areas like Ojurin and Olorunda-aba have much more “community feel” compared to Abake and Ishola estates. In these areas, residents know each other very well. They attend community gatherings, meet at the nearby marketplace and some even attend the same churches and mosques. The level of interaction and relationship can be attributed to the setting of the area; most of these areas took a while for them to develop so every neighbour has to know each other. Hence, there are no restrictions on interaction in the community.

These communities features affordable living for families just getting started as well as much higher priced dream homes with many duplexes for sale in the area.

Apart from affordable living, Akobo also offers endless activities and entertainment. There’s the Akobo mall, Foodco mall, Ace supermarket and many more. Restaurants like , Pizza nova, Chicken republic, Bitemore , Bayleaf and many local restaurants. For the night life, there are clubs like Revel and Ace. Popular bars like Ayinla, Metro, Passion Lounge and other small bars all the way from general gas down to Olorunda-Aba.

Security in Akobo

Adekunle Fajuyi cantonment

In addition to the diverse communities in Akobo, there is also a significant military presence in certain areas. In these areas, many of the residents have a connection to the military, either as family members or employed by the military. The largest military base in Akobo is the Adekunle Fajuyi Odogbo Cantonment, which serves as the Nigerian army base. Another military base can be found at Abake Estate, which is the location of the Nigerian Airforce base. There’s also a police station at Iyana olopa.

Akobo Police Station

The presence of the military in Akobo contributes to a relatively safe environment compared to other areas in Ibadan. Apart from those with military affiliations, other residents of Akobo are employed in various sectors such as retail, civil service, education, and healthcare, adding to the diversity and vibrancy of the community.

Healthcare in Akobo

Healthcare in Akobo is well-established, with a mix of private and public health centers and hospitals catering to the needs of residents in the area. The availability of healthcare facilities ensures that people in the area have access to medical services when they need them.

Private healthcare options are widespread in Akobo, with private clinics and health centers scattered throughout almost every area. Notable among them are the Banby Specialist Hospital at Iyana Olopa, Akobo Hospital around the Baptist area, Chrisbo Medical Center at Anifalaje, and the popular Bella Memorial Clinic & Hospital located at Adeagbo Avenue, among others. These private facilities offer a range of medical services and are known for providing quality care to their patients.

In addition to the private healthcare providers, there are public health centers available to serve the community. The Alegongo Primary Health Center and Olorunda Health Center are two major public facilities that offer essential healthcare services to the residents of the area

Electricity in Akobo

Akobo is one of the areas in Ibadan that enjoys stable power supply. You’re guaranteed minimum of 12 – 18 hours depending on where you live. Some of the areas are connected to the Adekunle Fajuyi Odogbo Cantonment’s power source which makes electricity very stable in those areas. Others are connected to the Nigerian brewery’s power source. Except there’s an issue with the transformer of your area , you’re guaranteed constant power.

Akobo Ojurin Market


Akobo has supermarkets, like FoodCo, Ace, Finrel and many more. There’s also the Ojurin market which is like a one-stop shop for everything under the sun – from groceries to your household needs. Olorunda market  is another major market. The market has its own special opening days where you can get things at a much cheaper price. And as if that’s not enough, you’ll find these small shops, kiosks and mini mart every where in the area.

Akobo mall
Akobo Mall

Schools in Akobo

Public schools in Akobo are overseen by the state universal basic education board (SUBEB), and there are both primary and secondary public schools in the area. There are also several highly rated private schools, including Ronk New Age, Living stone college, Adesina College, Command day secondary school, King of Kings College , Cedarville, Top rank and Oritamefa Baptist model school.

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Alegongo Akobo

Best places to live in Akobo?

When considering where to live in Akobo, two main factors to consider are your budget and personal preferences. Akobo offers a variety of housing options, ranging from duplexes and mansions to bungalows and face-me-I-face-you house.

If you prefer living in an “estate” setting with a more upscale environment and finishing, options like Bashorun Estate, Abake Estate, Omolayo and Akala are suitable. However, keep in mind that such areas might come with a higher cost .

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Airforce Estate

For those seeking a blend of both estate and community feel, areas like Iyana Olopa, Anifalaje, Isokan, and Alegongo are good choices. Although these areas may also be pricier depending on the type of house you desire.

If you value a sense of community more than an upscale environment, options like Yawiri, Wisdom, and Olorunda might be more suitable for you.

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Baptist Bustop

In general, the cost of living in Akobo varies depending on the area and amenities offered. A 2/3-bedroom flat typically costs between ₦250,000 to ₦800,000 Naira in Akobo depending on the area, while a duplex for rent may range from ₦1.5 million to ₦5 million in select locations.

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Akala estate

For those considering investing in landed properties, prices can vary significantly. In areas like Akala Estate, Omolayo, Anifalaje, and Abake Estate, plot prices can range from ₦15 million to ₦40 million per plot, depending on proximity to roads and nearby structures. In other less developed areas, expect to pay around ₦2 million to ₦5 million Naira for a plot of land. If you’re look for land below ₦1 Million in Akobo, you’ll need to extend your search towards N.O Idowu Olorunda.

If you need to buy or rent anywhere in Akobo, feel free to contact us to help you find the best fit for your needs and budget.

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