Publications

Title:
“The Poor Also Must Live!” Market Demolition, Gentrification and the Quest for Survival in Lagos State
Author(s):
Komolafe, Gbenga.
Date:
October, 2016
Publisher:
Federation of Informal Workers’ Organizations of Nigeria (FIWON)
Publication Type:
Research Paper
Description:

Report on demolition of traditional open markets, as part of the State government programme to develop Lagos into a “mega city". This report also looks at the validity of the promise to accommodate displaced traders in new ‘ultra-modern’ shopping malls built in place of the destroyed traditional markets. Finally, the study probes the overall effects of this development on the livelihoods and general well-being of the traders involved.

The report was written by Gbenga Komolafe, General Secretary, Federation of Informal Workers’ Organizations of Nigeria (FIWON).

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