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Lagos – Waterfront Communities under threat

Nigerian Slum/Informal settlement Federation meeting in Otodo Gbame in Lagos. Delegates from all around Lagos and other districts meet bi-weekly in an office and then read the information in their communities.

Otodo Gbame is an ancient fishing community on the shore of Lagos lagoon and has been existing peacefully for about 150 years.
The community has been attacked and set alight by thugs in November 2016, and the remaining houses were destroyed by police forces. Otodo Gbame residents suspect neighboring landowners behind this attack.

However, residents have no other place to live in Lagos and are determined to rebuild their homes.

In search of a solution for housing

Source: Jesco Denzel