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Amnesty Faults Ultimatum to Waterfront Communities in Oworonshoki

Amnesty International has called on the Nigerian authorities to immediately withdraw the 21-days ultimatum given to residents of waterfront communities in Oworonshoki Lagos by the National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) to vacate their homes or be forcefully evicted.

Amnesty made the call in a terse statement made available to Concise News on Wednesday.

According to Amnesty, the residents confirmed to that the proposed demolition has been prompted by alleged plans by the Lagos State state government to sell the area to private estate developers, without providing residents with any alternative accommodation.

“This fresh threat of forced eviction violates the right to adequate housing of the communities. NIWA and the Lagos authorities must halt these attacks on poor communities that are repeatedly punished for the state‚Äôs urban planning failures,” the organisation said.

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