Urban renewal for Lagos slums

Lagos Metropolitan Development and Governance Project (LMDGP) is upgrading informal settlements o Mushin, Itire and Ijeshatedo. This includes the development of infrastructure – roads, sewerage and drainage systems. 16 roads have been completed and 1614 are in progress. The facilities at local schools will also be improved.

Vanguard reports: “LMDGP is a World Bank assisted special purpose vehicle put in place by the Lagos State Government in 2008 to upgrade 10 blighted communities  in order to improve liveability in Lagos as a megacity. The upgrading sub-projects were developed in response to the expressed demand of the beneficiaries in nine slums – Agege, Orile Agege, Ajegunle, Amukoko, Badia, Iwaya, Makoko, Ilaje, Bariga and  Ijeshatedo/Itire. The areas targeted for intervention by LMDGP are the worst and largest among the identified slum areas. The ten communities cover an area of 760 hectares.”

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