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RE: TRANSPARENCY IN THE REHABILITATION OF LAGOS WATERWORKS

The attention of Lagos Water Corporation has been drawn to the write-up, published the Development Cable of Wednesday, May 7th 2017, with the above caption by Mr. Akinbode Oluwafemi, Deputy Director, Environmental Right Actions/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN), urging the State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, to allow transparent and Competitive bidding in the selection of Companies to carry out rehabilitation of Waterworks in the State.

Having  painstakingly perused the complaints and points raised in the write-up, it becomes necessary to put the facts on the selection process in the public domain not only for the writer to be well informed, but also to clear doubt among the stakeholders.

First, Lagos State Government established Lagos State Procurement Agency on the 2nd of April, 2012 under the Lagos State Public procurement Law, 2011 with the assigned responsibility of ensuring probity, accountability and transparency in Public Procurement in Lagos State. And the present administration of Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode is committed to strict compliance of the Public Procurement procedure in all the Government transactions in the State.

I want to state emphatically, that His Excellency, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode is highly committed to ensuring that Water runs in every home in the State. That is why; he approved the rehabilitation of 48 Waterworks across the State. In Compliance with his directive, Lagos Water Corporation commenced the bidding process for rehabilitation of the waterworks in conformity with the laid down rules and regulations as contained in the Lagos State Public Procurement Law of 2011.

Prior to the bidding process, the Expression of Interest as Contractors/Consultants/Suppliers to LWC was advertised on 19th January, 2017 in the three National Newspapers, namely – Punch, The Nation and Guardian. The prospective firms expressed their interest, through submission of proposals; standard evaluation process was carried out in accordance with the Lagos State Public Procurement Agency (LPPA) on category and class basis, and the firms were shortlisted into Lagos Water Corporation contractors, Consultants and Suppliers database, after which the contracts were arranged in lots of ten, representing the existing ten Regional Business Districts of Lagos Water Corporation.

The standard procurement documents were prepared for the contracts and LWC sought for, and received (No Objection) approval from Lagos State Public Procurement Agency.  Due to the emergency nature of the work, tendering method of procurement was used to effect the contract, considering the listed contractors on the database, based on relevant experience as evaluated from the Expression of Interest.

As part of due process, standard procurement document as approved by Lagos State Public Procurement Agency, was issued (sold) to 93 firms shortlisted from Lagos Water Corporation database who submitted their bids within 14 days according to the provision of the procurement law for Selection Tendering Process.

The bid opening was done on the 4th April, 2017, at the LWC Headquarter, Boardroom, Lagos in the presence of all bidders who submitted their bids, as well as their representatives, where the directors of the firms were not present. The evaluation exercise was however, carried out on all the bids submitted during bid opening in accordance with the requirements of the issued bidding document. Ten most responsive lowest bidders were considered for each of the lots, while other bidders that were not successful due to the non-responsiveness of their technical and financial bids were rejected in accordance with the requirements of the bidding documents.

After completion of the process, the Evaluation Reports were submitted to Lagos State Public Procurement Agency for non-concurrence. The Certificate of Compliance to award the Agency (LPPA) issued the contracts, the awards were done accordingly, the documentary evidences of all the procurement processes carried out, and approvals are kept for record purpose.

I want to place on record without any iota of doubt, that the Lagos Water Corporation conducted the process of selection of the Contractors in strict compliance with due process. As explicitly explained above, it is highly mendacious to say that the process was not done in public, as all the prospective bidders were invited to witness the opening of the bids.

In spite of the fact that the firms selected are reputable, with proven records of accomplishment and technical proficiency to carry out the rehabilitation work effectively, it is unfair and rebarbative on the part of the writer to have alleged that the process was devoid of transparency and was being hijacked by politicians and people close to the Government without proper findings.

I want to unequivocally state that Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode is totally committed to provision of water to Lagosians, and will never compromise interest of good people of Lagos in his drive to expand Water facilities that will guarantee sufficient and uninterrupted supply to every home.

In as much as the LWC welcomes constructive criticisms, the Management is averse to unfounded diatribe capable of negating relentless efforts of the Corporation towards ensuring regular supply of Water in the State.

Succinctly put, Lagos Water Corporation is the State water Agency that carries out its functions in an explicit and transparent manner and ready to provide information, to information seekers. Therefore, the writer is strongly advised to always carry out his findings before running to the Press to cast unnecessary   slur on Lagos Water Corporation.

Signed:

Akinmuleya Feranmi,

Head, Corporate Communications,

Lagos Water Corporation

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LWC COMMENCES DISTRIBUTION OF PROJECT INFORMATION/BIDDING DOCUMENTS TO THE SHORTLISTED COMPANIES

The Lagos Water Corporation, Project Implementations Unit has commenced the distribution of Project Information/ Bidding Documents (Development of Adiyan II PPP Water Scheme, Associated Network & Operation and Maintenance of 70MGD Water Treatment Plant) to the shortlisted companies that applied for the Water Scheme.

The Expressions of Interest on above was earlier advertised on Thursday, January 12th, 2017 in three Nation dailies: Punch, Nation and Guardian Newspapers.

The Project Information/Bidding Documents distribution exercise took place today (22-5-2017) at the LWC, PIU Secretariat, Headquarters, Ijora, Lagos. The representatives of Vision Scape Group and AG. Gold Trust Nigeria Ltd. Who are among the shortlisted companies were present for the collection of the Bidding Documents, as this will be followed by Preparation of proposal/Bid, Submission, Evaluation and Winner will be announced at the later stage.

Other shortlisted firms are expected to collect the Documents later in the week.

Corporate Communication Dept.

LWC

MD/CEO CHARGES LWC STAFF FOR COMMITMENT

The Lagos Water Corporation, Managing Director, Engr. Muminu Badmus has charged the Staff members of the Corporation to be Committed to the ongoing reform program in the Corporation, for better service delivery.

The LWC boss disclosed this during the Management-Staff forum on Performance Improvements Program (PIP) held at the LWC Car park, HQ., Ijora, Lagos on Friday 12th, May, 2017.

He said, “this is organised to sensitize the Staff members about steps being taken to ensure smooth running of the affairs of the Corporation for effective service delivery”.

MD further explained that there is need to work with the Consultants engaged by the World Bank to assist the Corporation to rejig the operational system towards achieving the desired goals.

In his Statement, the LWC COO, Engr. Deji Johnson said there is need for change in the attitudes of the Staff members, stating that when this is in place, everything also would fall in place.

Mr. Johnson urged the Staff to do everything possible to move the Corporation forward.

The Head, Projects and Strategy, Mr. Sikiru Ogunlana, in his contributions said, there will be rewards for every member of Staff, when the set target is met.

He therefore enjoined Staff to be committed to the ongoing reform program for Improve in the financial performance of the LWC, Improve in revenue accountability by expanding revenue base and Reduction in system loss of the Corporation, he concluded.

Courtesy:
Corporate Communications Dept.
LWC.

LWC REGRETS DISRUPTION OF WATER SUPPLY TO SOME PARTS OF LAGOS METROPOLIS

Lagos Water Corporation has appealed to the general public over the disruption of water supply to some parts of Lagos metropolis.

In a statement issued today at the Lagos Water House Ijora Lagos, the Corporation’s Managing Director, Engr. Muminu Badmus said the disruption of water production and supply is due to electricity surge which ruptured all jumper fuses on Monday 8th May, 2017, at 5pm. resulting in power outage at Adiyan Waterworks which affected the smooth running of water facilities at the Waterworks.

Also, power supply to Iju Waterworks has been erratic making water production unstable, and the prohibitive nature of running diesel-powered generators has made water production irregular.

While expressing his concern over the developments, the MD assured the residents in the affected areas that water will be restored as soon as possible, as Engineers are currently working to rectify the situation.

The Corporation regrets inconveniences resulting from the disruption of water during this period and solicits the support of the general public towards ensuring stable Water supply in the State.

Signed

Akinmuleya Feranmi

Head, Corporate Communications

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LAGOS WATER JOINS OTHER LASG WORKERS TO CELEBRATE LAGOS @ 50

Lagos Water Corporation joined other Lagos State Government Ministry, Agencies, Commission, and Parastatals workers to celebrate Lagos at 50. The memorable event took place today at the Popular Agege Stadium, Lagos.

The Deputy Governor, Lagos State, Dr. Idiat Oluranti Adebule who represented his Excellency, Executive Governor, Lagos State, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, in her speech said, “today’s event will be written in gold in the history of State of Centre of Excellence”.

The Event witnessed Colourful march past, Exhibition, Parade, Cultural display (such as Adamu Orisa, Egungun, Igunnu ko, Sangbeto etc.) that graced the event.

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Corporate Communications.

Lagos Water Corporattion

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PUBLIC NOTICE: WATER BILL PAYMENT THROUGH PHONES

Our Esteemed Customers,

In line with the Government Cashless policy, the Lagos Water Corporation wishes to inform you that you can now pay water bill through your phone for prompt payment and convenience.

Follow the following steps:

You are to dial the USSD code with amount and enter the fields when prompt to complete the transaction, for example, *322*1*04274801*500#, this will automatically debit N500.00 from the account number attached to the phone number used.

Find below the USSD codes:

 

ADVERTISEMENT INCOME [1]

*322*1*04274870*Amount#

 

AGEGE L G [2]

*322*1*04274841*Amount#

 

AIRFORCE [3]

*322*1*04274817*Amount#

 

AJEROMI/IFELODUN LG [4]

*322*1*04274842*Amount#

 

ALIMOSHO L G [5]

*322*1*04274843*Amount#

 

ALUM SUBVENTION [6]

*322*1*04274898*Amount#

 

AMUWO LG [7]

*322*1*04274844*Amount#

 

APAPA LG [8]

*322*1*04274845*Amount#

 

APPLICATION FEES [9]

*322*1*04274863*Amount#

 

APPROVED EXPENSES REFUND [10]

*322*1*04274889*Amount#

 

BACTOLOGICAL ANALYSIS [11]

*322*1*04274884*Amount#

 

BADAGRY LG [12]

*322*1*04274846*Amount#

 

BIDDING DOCUMENTS [13]

*322*1*04274891*Amount#

 

BILL PRODUCTION [14]

*322*1*04274892*Amount#

 

BOREHOLE ANNUAL FEES [15]

*322*1*04274838*Amount#

 

BOREHOLE APPROVAL [16]

*322*1*04274837*Amount#`

 

BOREHOLE MAINTCHARGES [17]

*322*1*04274839*Amount#

 

CENTRAL BANK [18]

*322*1*04274813*Amount#

 

CHEMICAL ANALYSIS [19]

*322*1*04274881*Amount#

 

COMMERCIAL FLAT WATER BIL [20]

*322*1*04274803*Amount#

 

COMMERCIAL METER WATER BI [21]

*322*1*04274804*Amount#

 

COMMERL OR INDUSTL/WEMA [22]

*322*1*04274876*Amount#

 

DEVELOPMENT FEES [23]

*322*1*04274864*Amount#

 

DIESEL SUBVENTION [24]

*322*1*04274897*Amount#

 

Domestic Flat water Bill [25]

*322*1*04274801*Amount#

 

Domestic Meter Water Bill [26]

*322*1*04274802*Amount#

 

DOMESTIC/WEMA BANK [27]

*322*1*04274875*Amount#

 

ENGINEERING SERVICES/HO [28]

*322*1*04274879*Amount#

 

EPE LG [29]

*322*1*04274847*Amount#

 

EQUIPT LEASE INCOME [30]

*322*1*04274873*Amount#

 

ETI-OSA LG [31]

*322*1*04274848*Amount#

 

EXTRA ORDINARY ITEM [32]

*322*1*04274893*Amount#

 

FEDERAL MINISTRY&PARASTALS [33]

*322*1*04274829*Amount#

 

FIXED ASSET DISPOSED INC [34]

*322*1*04274874*Amount#

 

HIRE OF EQUIPMENT [35]

*322*1*04274869*Amount#

 

HTH SUBVENTION [36]

*322*1*042748100*Amount#

 

HYDRATED LIME SUBVENTION [37]

*322*1*04274899*Amount#

 

IBEJU-LEKKI LG [38]

*322*1*04274849*Amount#

 

IBILE HOLDINGS [39]

*322*1*04274811*Amount#

 

IFAKO-IJAIYE LG [40]

*322*1*04274850*Amount#

 

IKEJA LG [41]

*322*1*04274851*Amount#

 

IKORODU LG [42]

*322*1*04274852*Amount#

 

INSURANCE CLAIM [43]

*322*1*04274872*Amount#

 

INTEREST INCOME [44]

*322*1*04274871*Amount#

 

IPP SUBVENTION [45]

*322*1*042748102*Amount#

 

JOINT VENTURE INCOME [46]

*322*1*04274877*Amount#

 

KOSOFE LG [47]

*322*1*04274853*Amount#

 

LAGOS HEALTH MGT BOARD [48]

*322*1*04274810*Amount#

 

LAGOS ISLAND LG [49]

*322*1*04274854*Amount#

 

LAGOS MAINLAND LG [50]

*322*1*04274855*Amount#

 

SPOTECH [51]

*322*1*04274808*Amount#

 

LASU [52]

*322*1*04274809*Amount#

 

LAWMA [53]

*322*1*04274807*Amount#

 

LEGAL SERVICES [54]

*322*1*04274880*Amount#

 

LSDPC [55]

*322*1*04274806*Amount#

 

LSG Contributions – AFD [56]

*322*1*042748104*Amount#

 

MEAL TICKETS [57]

*322*1*04274887*Amount#

 

MINISTRY OF DEFENCE [58]

*322*1*04274814*Amount#

 

MINISTRY OF WORKS & HOUSI [59]

*322*1*04274815*Amount#

 

MUSHIN LG [60]

*322*1*04274856*Amount#

 

NEPA [61]

*322*1*04274816*Amount#

 

NEPA SUBVENTION [62]

*322*1*04274896*Amount#

 

NIGERIAN ARMY [63]

*322*1*04274818*Amount#

 

NIGERIAN CUSTOMS SERVICES [64]

*322*1*04274819*Amount#

 

NIGERIAN IMMIGRATION SERV [65]

*322*1*04274820*Amount#

 

NIGERIAN NAVY [66]

*322*1*04274822*Amount#

 

NIGERIAN POLICE FORCE [67]

*322*1*04274823*Amount#

 

NIGERIAN PORT AUTHORITY [68]

*322*1*04274824*Amount#

 

NIGERIAN PRISONS [69]

*322*1*04274826*Amount#

 

NIGERIAN RAILWAY CORP [70]

*322*1*04274827*Amount#

 

NIPOST [71]

*322*1*04274825*Amount#

 

NITEL [72]

*322*1*04274828*Amount#

 

NNPC [73]

*322*1*04274821*Amount#

 

OJO LG [74]

*322*1*04274857*Amount#

 

OSHODI-ISOLO LG [75]

*322*1*04274858*Amount#

 

OTH FED INST/PAR/WEMA [76]

*322*1*04274862*Amount#

 

OTHER SERVICES ON RENT [77]

*322*1*04274868*Amount#

 

OTHER STATE GOVT PROPERTIES [78]

*322*1*04274812*Amount#

 

OTHER SUBVENTION [79]

*322*1*042748103*Amount#

 

OTHERS [80]

*322*1*04274890*Amount#

 

OTHERS SERVICES [81]

*322*1*04274886*Amount#

 

PAYMT FOR ADVERT FEES [82]

*322*1*04274840*Amount#

 

PHYSICAL ANALYSIS [83]

*322*1*04274882*Amount#

 

POLYELECTROLITE SUBVENTIO [84]

*322*1*042748101*Amount#

 

PRIOR YEAR ADJUSTMENT [85]

*322*1*04274894*Amount#

 

RECONNECTION PENALTY [86]

*322*1*04274832*Amount#

 

REGISTRATION FEES [87]

*322*1*04274865*Amount#

 

RENEWAL FEES [88]

*322*1*04274866*Amount#

 

RENTAL INCOME [89]

*322*1*04274867*Amount#

 

SALARY REFUNDS [90]

*322*1*04274888*Amount#

 

SALARY SUBVENTION [91]

*322*1*04274895*Amount#

 

SHOMOLU LG [92]

*322*1*04274859*Amount#

 

SOIL ANALYSIS [93]

*322*1*04274885*Amount#

 

STATE -SERVICED PROPERTI [94]

*322*1*04274861*Amount#

 

STATES SECONDARY SCHS [95]

*322*1*04274805*Amount#

 

SURULERE LG [96]

*322*1*04274860*Amount#

 

TENDER FEES [97]

*322*1*04274833*Amount#

 

TOXOCOLOGY ANALYSIS [98]

*322*1*04274883*Amount#

 

TRAINNING/HO [99]

*322*1*04274878*Amount#

 

WATER CONNECTION [100]

*322*1*04274831*Amount#

 

WATER SUPPLY TO ESTATES [101]

*322*1*04274836*Amount#

 

WATER TANKER SERVICES AT [102]

*322*1*04274830*Amount#

 

WATER VENDOR LICENCE FEE [103]

*322*1*04274834*Amount#

 

WATER VENDOR RENEWAL FEE [104]

*322*1*04274835*Amount#

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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BARIGA: LWC DEBUNKS FEEL OF ALUM IN WATER

The Lagos Water Corporation has debunked feel of Alum in Water supplied to the residents of Bariga. This is contained in a statement issued by the Managing Director, LWC, Engr. Muminu Badmus on Friday 21st April, 2017, in his Ijora Office, Lagos.

In response to the report published in Punch Newspaper, dated Wednesday 19th April, 2017, titled “Water Supply in Bariga”. Engr. Badmus said LWC Water is safe and good for consumption as it is produced in conformity with World Health Organisation’s (WHO) standard.

He stated further that the Quality Assurance Department of Lagos Water Corporation  has visited the streets mentioned in the report, and collected samples of water in the area, which were taken to the laboratory for thorough analysis. The result showed that the Colour, pH (acidity and alkalinity of Water) and Residual Aluminum values are within the acceptable standard, contrary to the report in the Punch Newspaper. The findings are clear indication that the Water is good and safe for use.

While assuring the public on the quality of Water produced by LWC, MD expressed the commitment of the agency in providing potable and uninterrupted Water supply across the State.

Akinmuleya Oluwaferanmi

Head, Corporate Communications Department

LWC

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LASG ASSURES LAGOSIANS ACCESS TO POTABLE WATER – DR. BABATUNDE ADEJARE

The Lagos State Commissioner for Environment, Dr. Babatunde Adejare has assured Lagosians access to Potable Water. Dr. Adejare disclosed this during his presentation at the Ministry of Environment 2017 Ministerial Press Briefing to commemorate the second year in office of his excellency, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, Governor of Lagos State, held today at the Bagauda Kaltho Press Centre, Alausa, Ikeja.

While answering questions from the Media, the Commissioner said “nobody ever envisaged that the State population will be over 25million, and that’s why the State is continuing building more facilities/infrastructures across the State to provide Water for all”.

He further said, presently, the Corporation is producing 210MGD and the demand is over 700MGD. He said, the State is investing heavily in water sector to close the demand gap.

Dr. Babatunde Adejare, in his statement enumerated some projects commissioned/embarked upon by the State Government through Lagos water Corporation  to improve service delivery to every homes in Lagos State, such as 2MGD Mosan Okunola and 4MGD Otta Ikosi Regional Water Scheme, the ongoing 70MGD Adiyan II, the recently approved 100MGD Odomola Water Scheme, the Rehabilitation of 48 waterworks across Lagos, among others, he concluded.

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LASG ASSURES LAGOSIANS ACCESS TO POTABLE WATER

Lagos Water Corporation, Managing Director/CEO, Engr. Muminu Adekunle Badmus has assured residents of the State of sufficient and access to potable Water supply. The LWC boss revealed this today at the Press Conference at LWC Headquarters, Ijora, Lagos.

He said the administration of His Excellency, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode has employed a pragmatic approach in solving the problem of water demand gap, and ensuring that Lagos is water crisis free in future. He explained further, “a great number of projects have been embarked upon to increase the production and expansion of reticulation across the State”.

MD disclosed that “the State has completed arrangement to urgently embark on massive rehabilitation of 48 mini water works across Lagos State to increase production and boost water supply. These waterworks include, Surulere, Onikan, Lekki, Badore, Ajagbandi, Ikeja, Ikate, Ikorodu, Epe, V.I Annex, Bariga, Oworonshoki, Ijora-Badia, Apapa, Iponri, Oshodi, Ikoyi, among others”. When completed, these will boost water supply to that axis. Also, there is ongoing rehabilitation exercise at our major Waterworks of Iju, Adiyan and Akute Intakes for efficient service delivery in Lagos State.

The Lagos State has placed much priority on water sector, as part of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode Tripod Agenda for Lagos prosperity, and highly committed to ensuring that water gets to everyone in the State.

As part of this present administration’s renewed efforts to keep pace with the growth of water demand, Mosan – Okunola mini waterworks (2MGD) was recently commissioned, Ishasi Waterworks has just been upgraded to produce 4(MGD). The Otta-Ikosi regional Water scheme of 4 (MGD) capacities is currently supplying over 10 communities in Agbowa /Ikorodu area of the State.

Other programmes and Projects include: the on-going construction of Adiyan Phase II of 70MGD, and when the reticulation is completed, it will serve 3 million residents of Lagos State.

The current rehabilitation and expansion projects going on in different parts of Lagos involve replacement of pipes and mains expansion to boost water supply. Some of the benefiting communities include: Surulere, Itire, Yaba/Ebute-Metta, Iwaya and Victoria Island.

In addition to these milestone projects, the State, through LWC has also approved the construction of 100MGD Odomola Water scheme to serve Epe , Ibeju – Lekki, Badore, V.I, Onikan and other communities in that Axis. The project would be executed on Public-Private Partnership arrangement. He further explained that the Public Private Partnership initiative is entirely different from privatization. If it is privatization, “it is total divestment, but PPP is an injection of fresh funds into government’s facilities from private investors, and it is not profit driven, but a long-term investment that will guarantee protection of Lagosians’ interest”.

He further said, the Lagos Water Corporation has embarked on the installation of pre-paid meters in Lekki and Ikeja, and additional 15,000 units to be deployed to Surulere, Itire, Yaba/ Ebute-Meta, Iwaya, Victoria Island, Victoria Island Annex and Lekki.

We have also deployed Nodal meters into the distribution networks for efficiency and management of water supply in different parts of Lagos and the meters will be fitted with telemetry devices for real time remote monitoring and management.

Also, he disclosed that efforts are been geared towards improvement and reform of water supply services in the State, adding that the Corporation has advertised for consultancy services for development of electronic Lagos Water Assets Management System that will be mapped in a Geographical Information System (GIS) to improve operational efficiency and management of water supply system and other facilities.
Engr. Badmus concluded that Imeke-Iworo, Surulere, Ishasi and Abule-Egba mini waterworks will soon be commissioned as part of the programs of Golden Jubilee Anniversary of the State.

He urged the residents of the State to be patient as the Corporation is working assiduously to ensure that water gets to every home and there would be excess water supply when the facilities are running at the optimal capacity, he concluded.

Akinmuleya O.
Head, Public Affairs
Lagos Water Corporation

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LWC BEGINS OPENING OF BIDS FOR REHABILITATION OF 48 WATERWORKS

The Project implementation Unit has commenced opening of Bids exercise for the Rehabilitation of 48 Waterworks across the State, today 4th April, 2017 at the LWC HQ, Ijora.

In total, there are 54 bidders who would be scrutinized and adjudged strictly before determining the bidders who would be selected for the job, provided that they have met given criteria.

This is a follow up to the pre-bid conference for Emergency Rehabilitation/ Repair for Boreholes and Treatment Works in Mini/Macro Waterworks in LWC held on the 24th March, 2017.

The State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode had earlier announced the Rehabilitation of the 48 Waterworks to be commenced soon.

The Waterworks includes Badore, Lekki, Epe, Surulere, Ikeja, Aguda, Magodo, Mende among others.

In his statement, the MD restated his commitment towards diligent work, and reassured that only the competent contractors will be given opportunity to execute the Waterworks Rehabilitation Project.

Bid winners are expected to be announced at the end of the Exercise and work to commence soon.

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Corporate Communications Department

Lagos Water Corporation