by Tina Armstrong-Ogbonna
LAGOS – NIGERIA “If I was told that I would again be evicted and rendered jobless I would doubt that. But look how I have been brought to square-one”. This was the lamentation of Mrs. Kemi Moshood, one of the many business operators at the Kuramo beach in Lagos, Nigeria. On the 18th of August 2012. The Atlantic Ocean charged into Kuramo community that hosts one of the popular beaches in the Lagos, Island-The Kuramo beach. The Ocean surge occurred at about 2am when most residents in the community were sleeping. The beach is an anticipated tourist center for the Lagos State Government but until the recent ocean surge, it was home to fun seekers, miscreants and urchins.After the surge no fewer than about sixteen people were declared missing but one body was recovered that day. Later that day the Lagos state government ordered all occupiers of the beach to vacate, according to government this was to prevent further loss of lives.