We demand an end to forced evictions of the urban poor in Lagos.
Despite subsisting court orders from the Lagos State High Court ordering the Government from refraining to cary out any demolitions in Lagos waterfront communities, Otodo Gbame, a historical Egun fishing settlement located on the shores of the Lagos Lagoon in Lekki Phase 1, was repeatedly forcibly evicted by the Lagos State Government and the Nigerian Police Force in November 2016, March 2017, and April 2017.
Every four years, Lagos waterfront communities such as Otodo Gbame, a predominantly Egun fishing settlement in Lekki, come out to vote en masse for the candidates and parties of their choosing. Now the Lagos waterfronts are under threat by the same Government these residents helped to vote into office. Learn more in this video.
Fishing is a way of life in Lagos waterfront communities such as Otodo Gbame, a predominantly Egun fishing settlement in Lekki. For generations, people across Lagos State and beyond have bough fish -- both fresh and smoked -- from Egun fishermen living along the Lagos Lagoon and other waterfronts. Now the Lagos waterfronts are under threat, which could destroy an important aspect of the local economy. Learn more in this video.Read More