A short poem on the recurring forced evictions in Lagos
Video © Rethinking Lagos/ Deji Akinpelu
Precious Seeds Community, Oworonshoki: Extent of destruction (half of the houses are destroyed)
Drawing © FABULOUS URBAN
State-induced destruction and violence in Precious Seeds, Oworonshoki, end of July 2023
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Community meeting after the forced evictions, end of July 2023
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Community meeting after the forced evictions, led by Aro Ismaila and Yewande Morris, end of July 2023
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Community meeting after the forced evictions, led by Aro Ismaila (picture) and Yewande Morris, end of July 2023
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Community meeting after the forced evictions, led by Aro Ismaila and Yewande Morris, end of July 2023
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Community meeting after the forced evictions, led by Aro Ismaila and Yewande Morris (picture), end of July 2023
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Factsheet About The Oworonshoki Forced Evictions, p. 1
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Factsheet About The Oworonshoki Forced Evictions, p. 2
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Factsheet About The Oworonshoki Forced Evictions, p. 3
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Factsheet About The Oworonshoki Forced Evictions, p. 4
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Factsheet About The Oworonshoki Forced Evictions, p. 5
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Factsheet About The Oworonshoki Forced Evictions, p. 6
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Advocacy for the people of Precious Seeds, Oworonshoki, violently and forcibly evicted

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  • Masterplan
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  • Territorial Planning
  • Research
  • Infrastructure
Location
Oworonshoki Waterfront, Lagos, Nigeria
Year
2023
Client
Oworonshoki Communities, Precious Seeds Community
Team
Fabienne Hoelzel, Aro Ismaila, Yewande Morris, Simisola Fabuyusi
Partner organization
Rethinking Cities
Partner organization
Shantytown empowerment foundation
Partner organization
CEE-Hope
Partner organization
Oworo Youth forum
Partner organization
Lot5 Charity foundation
Partner organization
Lagos Urban Development Initiative
Partner organization
Heinrich Böll Stiftung Abuja

Since 2021, FABULOUS URBAN | NIGERIA FOUNDATION has been active in the Precious Seeds Community, part of the Oworonshoki neighborhood. Among the projects implemented are a number of MDDTs (Mobile Dry Diversion Toilets) and the Oworonshoki Mobile Clinic. Among the capacity building and empowering activities are the Fair Shared City: Lagos. Feminist city planning from the micro-level, the The Fair Shared City Approach to Urban Community Development. Oworonshoki, Lagos, and the Oworonshoki Local Building Code Project.

At the end of July 2023, Precious Seeds, among other communities in the Oworonshoki neighborhood on Lagos Mainland, was brutally and forcibly, in a joint operation by the local king and the Lagos State government The Factsheet about the Oworonshoki forced evictions can be downloaded under "Publications" (PDF), using the following arguments: Illegal procedure of enforcement notice, unjustified reasons for evictions, and suspected foul-play in plans for future development.

In collaboration with other NGOs, we continue the advocacy for the slum dwellers in all Oworonshoki. Partner organizations include: Rethinking Cities, Shantytown empowerment foundation, CEE-Hope, Oworo Youth forum, Lot5 Charity foundation, Lagos Urban Development Initiative, and Heinrich Böll Stiftung Abuja.

As of August 2023, FABULOUS URBAN | NIGERIA FOUNDATION has embarked on a rebuilding plan for the Precious Seeds Community (see respective project on website).

Other Projects by FABULOUS URBAN

Open City Lagos
Lagos, Nigeria
Urban Planning Processes in Lagos (2nd. ed.)
Lagos, Nigeria
Cabuçu de Cima
São Paulo, Brazil
Publication "Urban Strategies", 2012 (Portuguese/ English)
São Paulo, Brazil
Mobile Dry Diversion Toilet
Lagos, Nigeria