The Nigerian Slum / Informal Settlement Federation has demanded the official withdrawal of the immediate eviction threat issued by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode to all Lagos waterfront communities on 9 October 2016.
Following an emergency meeting of over 20 member communities that fear they may fall among those threatened by the Governor's announcement, the attached open letter was delivered to Governor Ambode this afternoon.
In the letter , the Federation and its member communities announce their intention to proceed for mass peaceful protest if the eviction threat is not officially withdrawn by the evening of Wednesday, 12 October 2016.
Please help us in publicizing this demand and the devastating human impacts that would result should the Government proceed with its threatened demolition of all waterfronts in Lagos, which are home to millions of law-abiding citizens.
Affected communities are ready to welcome the media for visitation and are available for interview upon request. Thank you for your support.
Megan S. Chapman
Co-Founder / Co-Director
Justice & Empowerment Initiatives - Nigeria
Community legal support initiative
Lagos & Port Harcourt Nigeria