The Famous Mile 12 Market


Mile 12 is a great market for fresh foodstuff, especially fruits and vegetables. The food items arrive straight from the north in trucks and you can buy in large quantities and at wholesale prices. The market is located on the road to Ikorodu, just after Ketu.

The biggest issue with Mile 12 is the terrain. During the rainy season, most of the ground is wet and marshy so you need boots to go everywhere. Going there without boots means you’re okay with dipping your legs and shoes in mud and dirt.

It is one place where you can get all the food items you want: beans, rice, tomatoes, pepper, palm oil, and yam among others. Though the Mile 12 market is famed for its availability of consumables, it does not mean non-consumables are not sold here either.

There are thousands of people in Mile 12 every day. The atmosphere is what you expect of a typical Lagos market. Sometimes it can be intense considering that the Mile 12 market is a depot for those selling and seeking to buy wholesale. It is where all the food products come from within and outside the state’s land.

So, it is the meeting point for both buyers and sellers. Arguably, there are more traders from different ethnic groups in the Mile 12 market than in any other market. Here, you will find Yoruba, Igbo, Hausa, Ebira, Idoma, Efik, Fulani, Ibibio, Kanuri and Igala traders to mention a few.

Aside from the business activities that go on within and outside Mile 12, it is undoubtedly one of the major places with traffic congestion. This is due to the number of people within the area and a couple of bad roads. Now you know some facts about Mile 12 as compiled by Naijassador.


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