Urban Infrastructure Projects and Displacement in Nigeria

Research Report

Published: 04 July 2018 12:10

By Julian Walker, Barbara Lipietz, Victoria Ohaeri, Victor Onyebueke and Oliver Ujah

Displacement, and infrastructure-related displacement specifically, is a critical area of concern in the field of urban development. In Nigeria, the scale of infrastructure-related displacement is such that this topic is high on the agenda, both in terms of popular media and as a subject of academic enquiry.

In this context, this research report interrogates current practices of infrastructure-related displacement in Nigeria, and investigates how the need for urban infrastructure can be reconciled with social justice in protecting the interests and rights of low-income or marginalised urban residents.