The body in a report published yesterday, said: "
"It is an outrage that a community, left destitute by the actions of the Lagos State Government, has been denied an effective remedy by the same government and that the
She added that "Badia East in
"In Badia East, none of the legal and procedural safeguards that are required under international human rights law and standards in relation to evictions was observed. There was no genuine consultation with the affected people to identify alternatives to eviction. The government failed to provide adequate notice, legal remedies, alternative housing for those unable to provide for themselves or compensation for the loss of property.
"After mounting pressure the
According to her, while the RAP was supposed to accommodate provision of options for adequate alternative housing or relocation to other sites; ensure that affected people were offered the support needed to restore their livelihoods and standard of living; ensure adequate compensation was given to those affected, instead only financial assistance of amounts unilaterally determined by the government and considered inadequate by affected people was offered.
Describing the Lagos State Government's compensation as "inadequate"
"The bulldozing of hundreds of houses and businesses destroyed livelihoods and rendered thousands homeless. The subsequent failure to provide an effective remedy has only compounded victims' misery pushing them deeper into poverty." She urged government to respect the right of people to adequate housing and security as basic tenets of human rights law.
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