The “Save the Lekki Coast” campaign is spear headed by Mr. Desmond Majekodunmi, the founder of the Lekki Urban Forest and Animal Sanctuary Initiative (LUFASI) along with the community leaders and members of the Lafiaji / Barb Wire community near the popular Alpha beach, Lekki peninsula Lagos, Nigeria. The Barb Wire Community is one of the many coastline settlements affected by rising sea levels and shoreline erosion and they have been voicing out their anxiety and pleading with the federal and state authorities to save their community from being totally washed away.
Mr. Desmond Majekodunmi said, “The only permanent solution is to continue the construction of rock groynes all the way down the coast .The erosion won’t stop until the coast is protected”. He urged the Federal Government to deploy the ecological funds into saving Lekki coast and protecting the inland area of this rapidly developing area. Click here to watch Mr. Majekodunmi speak on this.
There was a major campaign done on Saturday April 29, 2017 where thousands of sand bags were placed on the eroded shoreline to protect from further erosion. The campaign had the support of concerned environmentalists and activists who all helped in transporting and placing the sandbags in the affected areas on the beach.