[Photos] Makoko Residents Protest Aginst House Demolition

Date: 23-07-2012 8:15 pm (11 years ago) | Author: Daniel Bosai
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The Egun Community, which lives on the Lagos lagoon that is currently being demolished by the State Government, today trooped out to the Governor’s office at Alausa to protest their displacement and the demolition of their wooden shacks on the Makoko stilt.



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Addressing the community, Governor Babatunde Fashola said that some individuals, whom he did not identify, are benefiting from the sufferings of the residents as they live on the water, and are receiving grants from international charities and funding bodies.

He told the age long water-float residents that occupants of the demolished areas on water are largely people from Cameroun, Republic of Benin and Togo.

The Governor, after condoling with the Baale, Steven Ajih, over the killing by a policeman of his Assistant Timothy Azinpono two days ago, did not say what his administration is doing to bring the killer policeman to book, but he opened his doors to a conversation with the Baale on the boundaries of the demolition exercise on the waterfront.



>>>CLICK HERE TO VIEW PHOTOS THE MAKOKO RESIDENTS PROTEST<<<


The demolition began on the ancient Makoko waterfront last Monday, after officials of the Lagos State Government and men of Kick Against Indiscipline had issued a 72 hours’ notice to the residents.  Aside from the use of milling machines, they also used fire to destroy some of the structures.

A protest broke out on Saturday when the demolition squad extended their activities beyond the portions previously marked for the action.  That was when Azinpono, the Assistant to the Baale, was abruptly shot by a policeman and killed.


Posted: at 23-07-2012 08:15 PM (11 years ago) | Addicted Hero
- interpo777 at 23-07-2012 09:21 PM (11 years ago)
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AS LONG AS I DO NOT SUPPORT THE KILLING OF THAT INDIVIDUAL BY POLICE CORPORAL, I THOUGHT THE STATE  GAVE THEM ALOT OF TIME TO RELOCATE? THOUGH THE GOV HAS TO STILL SEE THE END TO THE CORE
Posted: at 23-07-2012 09:21 PM (11 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- MOnkey at 23-07-2012 09:43 PM (11 years ago)
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Reacting from the headline, i would call it a sad situation for getting rid of the past without providing for the future. These are Nigerians that have struggled from little scratches and live with little or poor support. Yet at the giving of an alternative, they should have a say about any change that would affect their life style.

I personally embrace the Makoko environment to remain in Lagos. It gives the city the uniqueness it has and is a good attraction site to foreign persons. I would say that it would be a good development for the Lagos Governmental office to be occupied with supporting those living in the Makoko quarters and finding a way to better facilities that tend to pollute the direct environment.





Miss Mary 

Posted: at 23-07-2012 09:43 PM (11 years ago) | Upcoming
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- pamela224 at 23-07-2012 09:48 PM (11 years ago)
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Posted: at 23-07-2012 09:48 PM (11 years ago) | Upcoming
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- BendelArmedRobb at 23-07-2012 09:53 PM (11 years ago)
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R.I.P MONICONYEZ    Cry Cry Cry   coffee wey I dey drink for hia comot for my nose as I hear say u don die
Posted: at 23-07-2012 09:53 PM (11 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- JUKENT at 23-07-2012 09:54 PM (11 years ago)
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I pity the poor masses!
Posted: at 23-07-2012 09:54 PM (11 years ago) | Upcoming
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- lee22 at 23-07-2012 10:13 PM (11 years ago)
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Posted: at 23-07-2012 10:13 PM (11 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- edobaking at 23-07-2012 10:17 PM (11 years ago)
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fashola juju no dey catch me.
Posted: at 23-07-2012 10:17 PM (11 years ago) | Upcoming
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- edobaking at 23-07-2012 10:18 PM (11 years ago)
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fashola wicked governor
Posted: at 23-07-2012 10:18 PM (11 years ago) | Upcoming
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- beatrice22 at 23-07-2012 10:40 PM (11 years ago)
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a lot of poor people will be homeless now! #shame on bad goverment
Posted: at 23-07-2012 10:40 PM (11 years ago) | Upcoming
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- zicooo at 23-07-2012 10:53 PM (11 years ago)
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mr governor take it easy 
Posted: at 23-07-2012 10:53 PM (11 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Solidstonez at 23-07-2012 10:59 PM (11 years ago)
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Posted: at 23-07-2012 10:59 PM (11 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- mallorca at 23-07-2012 11:02 PM (11 years ago)
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too bad

Posted: at 23-07-2012 11:02 PM (11 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- toibeli at 23-07-2012 11:59 PM (11 years ago)
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72 hours is a very short time for anyone, let alone poor people to vacate their homes.
Posted: at 23-07-2012 11:59 PM (11 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Ifemylove at 24-07-2012 12:22 AM (11 years ago)
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this man should pity the poor people nah..
Posted: at 24-07-2012 12:22 AM (11 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- henro922 at 24-07-2012 02:08 AM (11 years ago)
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Fashola u should have provive a place for them to stay before demolishing,too bad.
Posted: at 24-07-2012 02:08 AM (11 years ago) | Newbie
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- henro922 at 24-07-2012 02:09 AM (11 years ago)
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you should've provide a place for them to stay before demolishing,too bad .
Posted: at 24-07-2012 02:09 AM (11 years ago) | Newbie
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- nonsovin at 24-07-2012 02:24 AM (11 years ago)
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HOW CAN YOU JUST GO AND DEMOLISHED SOMEBODY'S HOUSE WITHOUT PROVIDING FOR HIM ANOTHER PLACE TO STAY? OR, DO YOU THINK THAT EVERY BODY IN NIGERIA HAVE MONEY AS YOU HAVE? DO YOU THINK THAT IT IS EVERY BODY IN NIGERIA CAN EASILLY PROVIDE 3Q MEAL EVERY DAY? AND YOU ARE THERE ADDING FUEL INSIDE BURNING FIRE.  VERY SOON NOW, WE WILL HEAR THAT SOMEONE HAS COMMIT SUSIDE. ALL THESE ARE YOUR FAULT, I KNOW YOU ARE DOING A GOOD JOB BUT, PLEASE TRY AND UNDERSTAND THE SITUATION OF THE MASSES THAT PUT YOU IN THAT SIT, AND NOT TO DO TO THEM ANYHOW YOU LIKE JUST BECAUSE YOU ARE IN POWER. ONE INNOCENT POOR MAN HAS LOST HIS LIFE JUST BECAUSE OF THIS. IS THIS NOT A REASON ENOUGH FOR YOU TO LEAVE THAT PLACE FOR A WILE??  MR FASHOLA, TAKE IT EASY OO!
Posted: at 24-07-2012 02:24 AM (11 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- aso4life1 at 24-07-2012 02:29 AM (11 years ago)
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Mr.Governor please don't destroy the respect I have for you, your government should  contact the international communities not to release any money for anybody who claim to represent this people and if there is any aid coming in for them through your government, please give it to them now.

I believe you can help them to erect modern structures on the same waterfront, Chinese and Japenese building engineers knows how to construct on water, I know it will cost your government nothing to do that for them cos MAKOKO IS AN ANCIENT WATERFRONT . Then you can make a programme for them on how much they will be paying every month to buy the houses in a cheaper price, each appartment's price must not be more than 200,000.

Posted: at 24-07-2012 02:29 AM (11 years ago) | Hero
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- jossy4reall at 24-07-2012 02:44 AM (11 years ago)
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Does it mean dat dia is no space for poor masses in Lagos state?? I wonder wat lagos will luuk like when it is occupied only by the riches............even in Newyork, London, Paris or Dubai to mention but few.......dia are still poor masses living in dia.........I just dey luuk like lukmon  Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes ...........Eko Oni Baajeeeee oooo

Posted: at 24-07-2012 02:44 AM (11 years ago) | Hero
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