Urban Slum: A Case Study of the Oridilu Community in the Ajeromi Ifelodun Local Government of Lagos State
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Lagos was the capital territory of Nigeria between 1967-1991. It is the major economic hub of the country, a port city and serves as head office to many corporate organizations. People from within and outside Nigeria move into Lagos in search of greener pastures and this contributes to the rapid urbanization of the state. This study focuses on the informal settlement in the urban center using Oridilu community in Ajeromi-Ifelodun Local Area as a case. The aims is investigates the characteristics that made this community an urban slum and assess how effective the government policies or programs put in place to alleviate urban poverty is in this community as well as suggest practical ways of reducing urban slums by the government.
Urban slum , Lagos , corporate organizations , Poverty , Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES
Okoye Obiageli. C. 2021. ‘Urban Slum: A Case Study of the Oridilu Community in the Ajeromi Ifelodun Local Government of Lagos State’. In Valter Fabietti and Carlo Pozzi (eds) Beyond the City: 10 Case Studies of Informal Urban Cities. Italy, Lettera Ventidue, 182-193.