It was an exciting adventure touring Ibeju-Lekki with Edge Breakers Limited, a foremost property developer in Ibeju-Lekki and a partner of Innovative Realtors Network whom I work for.

The day started off with realtors gathering at Edge Breaker’s office where I got to meet other top realtors and celebrities like Akin Olaiya & Adeniyi Johnson who emceed the event to the famous Lagos Free Zone (LFZ), the Oba’s palace in Lekki Town, and other landmarks in Ibeju-Lekki. It was indeed wonderful seeing realtors in colourful, yet uniformed Edge Breakers branded T-shirts and caps.

When it was time, we left Edge Breakers’ office in a convoy of about 20 vehicles and several security personnel to counter anyone with bad intentions. That in itself was amazing to me as it was my first time seeing a real estate company having such a huge turnout of realtors for a tour.

As we toured, I was stunned by the level of development in Ibeju-Lekki generally, and areas surrounding the FTZ and Dangote Refinery. It’s incredible what private investors and the Lagos State Government have done in terms of the social and economic revolution that’s currently ongoing on that axis.

I so enjoyed the tour. Upon arrival at the Lagos Free Zone, we were ushered into the administrative building where we saw a largescale model of the master plan for the Lekki Free Trade Zone & Dangote Refinery; it was indeed a wonder to behold. One of the sights that fascinated me the most was the Lekki Free Trade Zone, which I couldn’t help but appreciate the aesthetic appeal of the projects there.

Ibeju-Lekki was a place in the past few years where there was nothing but shrubbery and swampland. Today, what seemed like a dream to many is fast becoming a reality. 

During the visitation to the industrial parks within the Lagos Free Zone, I was completely mesmerized by the entire atmosphere and that of the hundreds of towering cranes at the Dangote refinery off in the distance. I have never seen a project so big. It was like a “city within a city”.

It was interesting to discover that the previously deserted and swampy Ibeju-Lekki is 10 times the size of Victoria Island.

I urge every prospect, client, and reader of mine to invest big time in Ibeju-Lekki. I was extremely inspired by my experience and what I witnessed on the tour that I had to share. In a country where many see impossibilities, I saw great possibilities and opportunities.

To round off the tour, we got to visit two sites being developed by Edge Breakers Limited called Edge Place located at Ogogoro Village, and Edge Palace, located at Akodo beside the General Teaching Hospital where other developments are ongoing.

To sum it all up, I’d say that February 5th, 2022 is a day I’ll never forget. It was a day that changed my perspective, increased my vision, and redefined my mission on earth. It was indeed a great experience, an eye-opener, and a lesson for any entrepreneur on earth.

We later left the site to be on our way home. I couldn’t stop thinking about my life and my vision. This tour taught me that truly, fortune follows the brave, and life will only succumb to you if you endlessly chase your dreams. Additionally, I came to realize that your location and environment should not be enough to swallow your vision.

Writen by: Chiamaka Amaefula

Chiamaka is an administrative staff at Innovative Realtors Network and is also its highest-earning consultant currently.