LWC celebrates 100 days of PEP, rewards outstanding performance

Lagos Water Corporation, today 21st September, 2017, celebrated 100 days of Performance Enrichment Program (PEP) at the Surulere Waterworks, Lagos.

The monthly historical event witnessed notable dignitaries across the State with the presentation of certificates and awards to some outstanding Business Region and Zones in the Corporation.

While delivering his speech the LWC, Managing Director/CEO, Engr. Muminu Adekunle Badmus restated that the PEP concept was introduced few months ago to accelerate the transformation of the Corporation towards meeting its aspirations, goals and objectives.

“The model has started yielding its desired results by increasing the revenue generation of the Corporation, as well as overall performance of LWC.”

While presenting certificates and awards to the outstanding Regional Business Managers who had excelled along with their zones, the South region emerged as the overall best region for the month of August, 2017.

The LWC boss said, the Corporation has proved to the world that the LWC Staff can meet set targets, if necessary tools are put in place. He promised to do his best to assist in improving performances.

He further stated that all the Staff are winners and appreciated everyone for their efforts, though there is room for improvement.
We need to also continue enumeration exercises to update our database. The Corporation introduced metering system to check water usage. So that we can conserve and use it wisely.”

“We need to manage the water we produce, which is limited in quantity in order to get to other customers”.
He added that nearly all boreholes in Lagos State is contaminated, though the State Regulatory agency is there to regulate the activities of borehole users.

Engr. Muminu charged the entire Staff to be committed towards moving the Corporation forward, as a good ambassador of LWC. He said the LWC consultant is presently working on GIS and assets management.

In his statement, the LWC Coordinating Operation Officer, Engr. Deji Johnson said metering concept is a means of increasing water production capacity, access to potable water by our numerous customers and increase revenue generation in the Corporation.

He further mentioned that LWC has finalized arrangement to stop collection of cash in all our zonal offices across the State.

“This is in line with the State Government Cashless policy, as to make payment much easier by paying through phones, bank, online etc.”

The Corporation, Head, Projects And Strategy, Mr. Ogunlana Sikiru enumerated water challenge as a major factor for introducing the Performance Enrichment Programming (PEP). He added that the Corporation introduced metering initiative as a way of conserving water which is limited in supply.

Mr. Ogunlana urged the members of Staff to take the metering concept (PEP) seriously as a way of moving the Corporation to greater height.

The LWC consultant, Managing Director, 2ML, Dr. Muhairwei Williams, in his contribution revealed that Change has come to Lagos; change has come to Lagos Water Corporation. He urged all the Business Regional Managers to continue putting in all their best, as the change will stop at their door step, because change has come!

He prayed for the Corporation success, and urged the Head, HR & Administration, Mrs. Alaka, Mrs. Bright Oridami , Mr. Sheriff Akinpelu and his team to continue their good work. He appreciated Mr. Ajose for his services.

One of the notable dignitaries present at the event, Professor Gbadegesin lauded the entire Staff, especially the Business Regional Managers to be hard working. “I want you to believe in your hard work”, as the popular saying goes “Ise logun Ise”, and charged them not to relent in their efforts.

Professor segun Gbadegesin commended Engr. Muminu Badmus for his commitment, hard work towards moving the Corporation forward, as he is an ambassador of hard work, he concluded.

HAPPY EID MUBARAK

As we are celebrating Id-El-kabir, Lagos Water Corporation wishes our esteemed customers a memorable celebration.

Please pay your water bills regularly, report water problems and illegal connections on LWC Customer Care Lines: 07045973012, 07045973013, OR through LWC e-mail: info@lagoswater.

Thank you.

Signed:
-Management

LWC … working to serve you better!

LWC REWARDS STAFF FOR IMPROVED PERFORMANCE

The Lagos Water Corporation has rewarded some of its staff for their dedication and commitment to duties, in line with the Performance Enrichment Program, geared towards effective service delivery. The Performance Enrichment Program is a 100-day initiative, pioneered by the Corporation in conjunction with 2ML Consulting Limited, as part of strategies by LWC to meet set targets through the use of modern and innovative business models.

The Managing Director LWC, Engr. Muminu Badmus, expressed gratitude to the management and staff during the award ceremony which held at the Corporation’s Headquarters on the, 21st August, 2017, and also disclosed that, the total zonal collection for the month of July equaled 83 million Naira, a feat that had not been accomplished in the last 10 years.

He however, expressed optimism that the good work would be continuous and award be done on monthly basis.
“The awards ceremony we are witnessing today is just the first in the series of more awards that will be presented to members of staff who would prove their commitment to this program, as today’s event was organized to appreciate individuals and teams who have improved performances in the first 30 days of the Performance Enrichment Program’s kick-off; he added.

Engr. Badmus hinted that the State is giving the Corporation support to succeed and the agency possesses the potentials needed to move forward, as evidenced in July’s performance evaluation.

During the event, smiles were brought to the faces of individuals and teams that were recognized for their achievements as trophies, cash gifts and Certificates of Honor were presented to Zones, Regional Business Units and Water Treatment Plants that had shown improvements in various areas of operations,. These include billing, customer care, revenue collection, water production, growth in active accounts, technology and innovation.

The senior team leader of 2ML Consulting Limited, William Muhairwe commended the Managing Director of the Corporation for his devotion and ensuring the success of the Performance Enrichment Program.
He therefore, encouraged all present especially teams who did not receive awards to take up the good work and ensure that they excel in their performances.

On behalf of the awardees Regional Business Manager, South-East, Mr. Kunle Imam expressed gratitude to the Managing Director for the support and pledged that all the teams are ready to work relentlessly towards achieving the set targets.

Kehinde Victor
Corporate Communication
Lagos Water Corporation

LWC LAUDED ON TRANSPARENT BIDDING PROCESS OF UNSERVICEABLE ITEMS

The Lagos Water Corporation has received commendations from members of the public over the transparency displayed during the recently conducted second phase of its bidding process, in respect of the disposal of the Organization’s unusable assets, which held at the Corporation’s headquarters on Friday 11th August, 2017. 

The assertion was made by one of the participants, Mr. Lateef Olatunde, who explained that the process was hitch free, and in line with the best bidding practices.
The Managing Director, LWC Engr. Muminu Badmus said that it is the practice of the Corporation to conduct its businesses in line with the State’s rules and regulations, so that the Corporation can earn the trust and confidence of the people.

The Head of Procurement, LWC, Engr. Lawrence Adebola, said in his opening remarks that the Corporation realized there were still outstanding materials from the previous bidding exercise and therefore took a decision to re-invite bidders who could not scale through the bidding process to participate in this present stage.

An outstanding lot named Isashi Lot 2A which was comprised of 104 Steel pipes of diameter800mm was announced for sale to interested buyers and bidders by the Corporation at the event.

He further disclosed that the unserviceable items in Isashi, Iju-Ishaga and Ijora were packaged into 8 lots to ease the bidding process for prospective bidders, adding that winners are expected to make payments within 48 hours of receipt of letter of offer.

It will be recalled that LWC had successfully sold some of its unusable items through a similar bidding process in July, in compliance with the State’s bidding standards.

LASG CONDEMNS REPORT ON PARTNERING WITH ‘FAILED’ FOREIGN FIRMS

The Lagos State Government has condemned recent reports published in the Premium Times Newspaper, 9th August, 2017 titled “Lagos Govt. partnering “failed foreign firms on Water sector” and in the Guardian Newspaper, of Thursday 10th August, 2017, titled “Activist allege lack of transparency in Lagos water sector reforms’’.

Describing the publications as blatant falsehood, the Managing Director/ CEO, Lagos Water Corporation, Engr. Muminu Adekunle Badmus said, LWC shortlisted firms with proven track records and records of contract accomplishment all over the world for Adiyan II Project, leading to shortlist of AG Gold Trust Nigeria Limited, Vision Scape Water Solutions Limited / Metito, Veolia / Shoreline Group and Abegoa, Naston & Partners.

Engr. Badmus challenged the author of the publication to reveal any false project executing by the shortlisted firms anywhere in the world.

We wish to recall that, earlier this year; the Lagos Sate Government released a statement disassociating itself from a similar false, insidious and odious report published in the Punch Newspaper, of Thursday 8th June, 2017, titled “Three firms bid for Lagos Water Project”. In the response it was stated that the Corporation published an Expressions of Interest (EOI) for the development of the 70MGD Adiyan Phase II Water Scheme through Public – Private Partnership in three national dailies namely, the Punch, the Guardian, the Nation (published January 12, 2017), and Global Water Intelligence, an internationally reputable water sector publication, based on which the above mentioned firms were shortlisted out of seven that indicated interest.

The true situation is that these firms are highly ranked among the 25 leading firms privately financed water/wastewater treatment plants around the world, in a study undertaken by Global Water Intelligence (GWI) in 2016.

We totally condemn the campaign of calumny, misinformation and fabrication of lies against the honest and genuine efforts of the LWC under the leadership of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode to sustainably solve the water challenges in Lagos.

For the avoidance of doubt World Bank is not involved in this project by material particular.

He stated that the PPP model employed in Lagos Water Corporation is one of the veritable options as well as to obtain additional funding in view of dwindling revenues, to meet the water demand gap as result of ever increasing Lagos population.

“The present administration of His Excellency, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode is committed to the provision of potable water and will continuously give Lagos Water Corporation, necessary support to deliver on this important responsibility of providing potable water in sufficient quantity to Lagosians’’.

Thank you.

Anifowoshe Rasaq O.
For: Head, Corporate Communications
Lagos Water Corporation

ENGR. MUMINU KUNLE BADAMUS RECEIVES LEAP AFRICA DELEGATES, APPOINTS MEMBERS AS WATER AMBASSADORS

The MD/CEO, LWC, Engr. Muminu Kunle Badmus today 8th August, 2017, received delegates from Leadership, Effectiveness, Accountability and Professionalism (LEAP) Africa to the Water House, Ijora, Lagos.

The non profitable organisation was led by Mr. Asuquo Asuquo, accompanied by Oloyede Folashade, Ajayi Oyindamola, Ayeni Folake and AbdulSalam Saheed (Army Children School, Ikeja) and Adeyera Seyi (LEAP AFRICA) on a courtesy visit to LWC for a support in enabling the youths achieve their aims of improving the lives of people in their communities.

While explaining their mission to the Water House, the LEAP Coordinator Mr. Asuquo said the LEAP iLEAP programme is designed to equip Senior Secondary Class (SS1) Schools with a leadership and life skills required to cope with life’s challenges and support for engaging in community development and improve the lives of people in their communities.

On their request, which included, Repair of existing faulty pipe borne water and Provision of a water personnel to constantly come for maintenance.

The MD promised to repair the damaged/faulty pipe borne water in their school, also to send LWC Engineers to constantly come for periodical maintenance, in a bid to have access to uninterrupted water supply.

Engr. Badmus charged the LEAP members to always conserve and use water judiciously. He said Water is critical to human lives and should not be taken for granted or wasted.

LWC boss further introduced the ongoing installation of prepaid meters across Lagos State to the visitors, which the LEAP cordinator described as a laudable project, and commended Engr. Muminu for the initiative towards Water conservation to ensure accurate and efficient billing of LWC’s customers.

MD later appointed the LEAP Africa members as Water Ambassador and donated copies of LWC branded T-shirts to the members.

In his closing remarks, the LEAP coordinator, thanked Engr. Badmus and his Management Staff for the gesture and look forward to receive the MD to their members graduation ceremony coming up later this year.

LWC BEGINS SENSITIZATION ON INSTALLATION OF PRE-PAID METERS, SETS TO PROSECUTE OFFENDERS

Lagos Water Corporation, LWC has commenced Sensitization of the general public on the installation of Pre-paid Meters across Lagos State. The sensitization exercise began on Saturday 5th August, 2017 in the following areas of the State: Lekki, Ikoyi, Dolphin, Victoria Island and Alexander.

While briefing the media and the general public on the exercise over the weekend, the Lagos Water Corporation, Managing Director/CEO, Engr. Muminu Badmus said the reason for the installation of the prepaid meters in every household in the State is to ensure accurate and efficient billing of LWC’s customers, in line with the Lagos State Government policy.

LWC boss reiterated that the sensitization exercise will be extended to other areas such as Magodo, Omole, MKO Abiola garden, Ikeja, Surulere, Itire, Iwaya, Yaba/Ebute Metta and other areas of Lagos State.

“This is a follow-up to the on-going installation of pre-paid meters in the areas mentioned above. LWC staff, contractors and consultants are already on the field for the installation, and customer education on the metering scheme”. He charged the Staff to be committed towards the success of the metering scheme and of good behaviour to the Customers and attend to their comments, enquiries and complaints.

MD however solicited support from the public, emphasizing that it was mandatory to install meters in all government properties. He warned the members of the public to desist from tampering with the water meters, as anybody caught in the act shall be prosecuted according to the existing Lagos State laws, he said.

Signed
Mr. Anifowoshe O. R.
Corporate Communications,
Lagos Water Corporation

LWC BEGINS SENSITIZATION ON INSTALLATION OF PRE-PAID METERS, SETS TO PROSECUTE OFFENDERS

The Lagos State Water Corporation, LWC, has finalized arrangement on Sensitization of the general public on Installation of Pre-paid Meters across Lagos State. The sensitization exercise will commence in the following areas of the State: Lekki, Ikoyi, Victoria Island and Alexander on the 5th of August, 2017.

This is a follow-up to the on-going installation of pre-paid meters in Lekki, Victoria Island, Victoria Island Annex, Surulere, Itire, Iwaya, Yaba/Ebute Metta.

Other areas are Magodo, Omole, MKO Abiola garden and Ikeja of Lagos State.

“LWC Staff, Contractors and Consultants are already on the field for sensitization, installation, and customer education on the metering scheme”.

In a statement released by the Managing Director/CEO of the Corporation, Engr. Muminu Adekunle Badmus, move was in line with the Lagos State Government policy to ensure accurate and efficient billing of LWC customers.

Engr. Muminu therefore warned the members of the public to desist from tampering with the water meters, as anybody caught in the act shall be prosecuted according to the existing Lagos State laws,”

The Corporation solicited support from the public, emphasizing that it was mandatory to install meters in all government properties, he said.

MD, LWC COMMENDS STAFF ON IMPROVED REVENUE FOR THE MONTH OF JULY

The Managing Director/CEO, Lagos Water Corporation, Engr. Muminu Adekunle Badmus has commended the Management and Staff of the Corporation for their relentless efforts towards improved revenue generation for the Month of July.

The LWC boss made the statement while expressing his sincere appreciation/gratitude to the general Staff of the LWC on improved revenue.

” Today, l am highly grateful to Almighty God, the entire Management and Staff of the Corporation for your relentless efforts for making our dream comes true”.

MD said in the past few years we have failed to meet our expectations in terms of revenue generation, but today, with your efficiency and determination, we are getting there, though the Sky is the starting point.

Engr. Muminu also reiterated his commitment towards transformation of the Corporation in meeting its aspirations, goals and objectives.

“I want to charge you all to do more in the coming months, like Oliver Twist, always asking for more”.

Earlier, on the 28th June, 2017, the MD launched the Performance Enrichment Program (PEP) to charge the Staff for better performance in terms of improve revenue generation and overall performance in the Corporation.
Today we have started to get the result, and by God’s grace and your collective efforts we shall get to the promised land.

He added that the State is fully in support of the Corporation efforts towards provision of potable water to Lagosians, he concluded.

Thank you.

Anifowoshe Rasaq
Corporate Communications
LWC

LWC ADJUDGES AS MOST RESPONSIVE ORGANISATION IN SETTLEMENT OF RETIREMENT BENEFIT

The Lagos Water Corporation has been adjudged as most responsive Organisation, when it comes to the settlement of retirement benefit of Retirees. The assertion was made today 25th July, 2017, by Mrs. Agbabiaka, representing the Director General, LASPEC (Lagos State Pension Commission), Mrs. Folashade Onanuga, during the Second (2ND) Bond Certificates presentation ceremony of LWC Retirees, held at the LWC, Water House, Ijora, Lagos.

She commended the Corporation under the Managing Director/CEO, Lagos Water Corporation Engr. Muminu Adekunle Badmus towards prompt settlement of retirement benefit of LWC retirees and keeping to his promises.

While delivering his speech, Engr. Muminu Adekunle Badmus restated the Corporation’s commitment towards quarterly payment/settlement of retirement benefits of LWC retirees. The Managing director said, “I am highly delighted, that today the 2nd Bond Certificates presentation ceremony of LWC Retirees is possible because of the commitment of the Management and Staff of the Corporation, as I made and kept my promise.

“Today Seven (7) 2015 retirees of LWC would be presented with the sum of N20million (Breakdown: N18million as Bond Amount and N2million as Unremitted Pension)”, he said under the new pension scheme, this will reduce the waiting period for contributors to access their Retirement Savings Account. He further thanked His Excellency, Governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode for his unflinching support towards the payment of the benefits.

The LWC boss stated that, earlier this year, on the 14th March, 2017, under the new scheme the Corporation expended the sum of 68 Million Naira on a total number of 36 retirees, whose bond certificates were presented to the retirees by the MD.

He commended the retirees for their patience, commitment, hard work, loyalty and resourcefulness toward positive and effective service delivery in Lagos State, as they are alive to reap the fruit of their labour.

The Lagos Water Corporation, Head, Human Resources and Administration Mrs. Aramide Alaka implored the retirees to use the money judiciously, as this is not the time for unprofitable social activities. She prayed that “may God let every one of us reap the reward of our labour”. (Ki Olorun je ki afi owo arawa gba etoo wa, Amin), she concluded.

 

Signed:

Anifowoshe Rasaq Olatunbosun.

For: Head, Corporate Communications

Lagos Water Corporation.