State interventions, inequalities and people as infrastructure at times of COVID-19 in Lagos, Nigeria

Taibat Lawanson, Victoria Ibezim-Ohaeri, Deji Akinpelu with Ana Vilenica, Michele Lancione, Samantha Thompson

Published in Issue 3.1 // Conversations

Keywords: housing, inequalities, COVID-19, Nigeria


In this conversation, three of our editors (Ana, Michele, and Samantha) came together with researchers and organizers from Lagos, Nigeria, to speak about recent changes to land and housing protocols, migration, and the criminal justice system. They also discuss organizing strategies that have emerged to address inequality divides exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, including those impacting women and migrants, as well as the government’s role in COVID-19 responses.

Taibat Lawanson (TL) is Associate Professor of Urban Planning and Co-Director, Centre for Housing and Sustainable Development at the University of Lagos, Nigeria. She leads the Pro-poor development research cluster and is member of the editorial board at Urban Forum, and international corresponding editor at Urban Studies.

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