Thesis Effects Of Forced Eviction On Community Dwellers

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AN ASSESSMENT OF THE IMPACT OF FORCED EVICTION ON WATERFRONT COMMUNITY DWELLERS. A CASE STUDY OF PORT HARCOURT METROPOLIS AND OTODO GBAME WATERFRONT LAGOS. Thesis Statement Forced eviction brings about massive destruction of lives, property and livelihood and inadvertently triggers a humanitarian crisis wherever it happens. ABSTRACT This paper focuses on the rise of forced eviction and its effect on the lives of community dwellers. Its Objectives were to identify the level of impacts this had on the inhabitants of communities and to highlight the need to view forced eviction as a major trigger for humatiarian disaster. It used the survey research method and focused on two (2) communities in two different cites in Nigeria- Njemanze community, Port Harcourt and Otodo-gbame community, Lagos state. A total of [insert number of questionnaires used] were administered to affected residents of Njemanze and [insert number of questionaires used] were administered to affected residents of Otodo-gbame. This study finds out that the lives and livelihood of the target population were permanently damaged in one stroke by the singular act of forced eviction and that it provided the climate for deeper poverty, health crisis, security challenges amongst others. It recommends that the government should understand that their first responsibility is to protect lives and property and against this backdrop, approach slum areas seeking community partnership in slum upgrading. Furthermore, it

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