House of Lords written question – answered on 11 March 2013.

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Photo of Lord Kennedy of Southwark Lord Kennedy of Southwark Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Government of Nigeria regarding the evictions that have taken place in the Oke llu-Eri area of Badia East in Lagos state.

Photo of Baroness Warsi Baroness Warsi Senior Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Jointly with the Department for Communities and Local Government), Senior Minister of State (Department for Communities and Local Government) (Faith and Communities) (also in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office)

We are aware of the demolitions taking place in the Oke Ilu-Eri area of Badia East in Lagos state. While we support development to improve the living standards of a local population, we consider it important that such development only takes place after consultation with the local population and that it also respects their human rights. We, and our EU colleagues, have previously raised our concerns linked to demolition projects in southern Nigeria. Our high commission in Abuja will investigate the situation in Badia East.

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