PRESS CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS: Why Governor Ambode should rescind the decision to demolish Lagos waterfront communities

The October 10, 2016 press conference, held in Lagos, was a direct response to the Lagos State Government’s plans to demolish the typically informal structures—which Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode described has “shanties”—around the creeks and waterfronts housing thousands of the predominantly urban poor households and fishing communities in the state. The reason advanced for…

Street-traders and the Law

Twenty-five [25] street-traders, informal workers, civil society leaders, community advocates, legal practitioners and community leaders participated in SPACES FOR CHANGE’s [S4C’s] one-day training, ‘Street-traders and the Law’ held on August 2, 2016 in Lagos. The majority of the participants were executives and members of the Federation of Informal Workers of Nigeria (FIWON). The union is…