Governor of Lagos State
Babatunde Raji Fashola SAN
Governor’s Office, State Government Secretariat
Allow me to turn to you on behalf of Amnesty International Czech Republic to express my deep concern over the situation of the people living in the Badia East slum in the Nigerian State of Lagos, who in February 2013, were forcibly to evicted out of their homes, which were subsequently torn down.
Amnesty International considers the forced displacement of the Badia East population a gross violation of human rights.
In the light of the above described, I respectfully urge you, Your Excellency, to ensure that:
• The right to adequate housing of the people of Badia East is upheld and they are granted new homes or a financial compensation for the loss of their property, and
• The right to adequate housing be implemented into Nigerian legal framework.
In the spirit of respect for the basic values of human dignity, freedom, equality and solidarity, I call on you, Your Excellency, to uphold the right to adequate housing not only in the case of the people of Badia East mentioned in this letter, but also to all facing the risk of forced eviction in Nigeria.
Thank you for your attention to this important issue.