Nigeria: Left with nowhere to go: Stories of survivors of forced evictions in Nigeria’s mega city

Posted on November 8, 2018 in Story 54 view




, Index number: AFR 44/9290/2018


Survivors of forced evictions in Lagos, south west Nigeria are homeless and without livelihoods. They are the urban poor whose rights to adequate and affordable housing has been strangled by a mega city project. These people want to return to their homes; they want their means of livelihood back. The Lagos State authorities have failed to provide residents of Otodo-Gbame with alternative housing and/or compensation for the loss and/or damage to property caused by the forced evictions. They have also not provided any relief or rehabilitation for those who lost their livelihoods.


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