Sagamu Travel Guide
Sagamu or Ishagamu is a Yoruba city located close to the Ibu River in Ogun State, southwestern Nigeria. Sagamu city is the headquarters of the Local Government Area of Sagamu. The city is strategically positioned between the cities of Ibadan and Lagos. Founded in the 19th century by the coming together of many small towns so as to form a stronger army that can defend the new city during the war times that led to the fall of the Oyo Empire. This new city later took over the trade routes between the Yoruba main land and the ports that were located in the Niger Delta. This however came to an end when the British took over the city at the end of the 19th century.
The city sits on a large deposit of limestone which is a key ingredient in cement production. Also Sagamu is the largest muster point of Kola nut in the whole of Nigeria. Only four kingship families exist in Sagamu compared to two in the ancient city of Ilorin. The four families are all descendants of a prince of Oduduwa house, the first Oba Akarigbo.
The Olabisi Onabanjo University's college of medicine is located in Sagamu. Sagamu city is underlain by major deposits of limestone, which is used in the production of cement, the city's major produce. The city is the largest kola nut collecting center in the country. Agricultural products of the region include cocoa and kola nuts.
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Sagamu can be accessed by different roads, the city is well interconnected and cheap public transport is available but for more comfort a taxi can be hired.
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