Located along the Lagos coastline, Eleko, Badore, Igando, Idado and Debojo are some of the numerous communities in Ibeju Lekki Local Government Area of Lagos. Ibeju Lekki is renowned for its swampy terrain and regarded as the “gate way” to economy prosperity in the state. Both the Lekki Free Trade Zone and the Eco-tourism Village cut across the Eleko community, which has a population of about 5,000 inhabitants. Major occupation of the people is fishing and some trading activities by the famous Eleko Beach.
The people of Eleko are peaceful, supportive and accommodating. Meeting and interacting with them shows the desire to develop in a sustainable way, by identifying social needs for the community, and development that will help the future generation.
Some of the noted challenges these communities are facing are: poor sanitary system (toilets), lack of basic educational infrastructure and system (primary and secondary schools), electricity, and vulnerable livelihood, especially the women.
The communities need practical sustainable community participatory projects will promote a sustainable community development.