LASG COMMISSIONS MOSAN OKUNOLA WATERWORKS, PROMISES WATER FOR ALL
Lagos State Government has assured all Lagosians of potable water supply. This statement was made at the official commissioning of Mosan Okunola Mini Waterworks recently, by the Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, represented by the Special Adviser on Housing; Mrs. Aramide Giwanson. Ambode said the Mini Waterworks has a capacity to meet the needs of residents of Abesan, Baruwa and other neighbouring communities. He said “this administration is committed to develop the State with his open-government initiative to MDA’s Local Government, Communities, and assured Lagosians of Clean, Safe and Potable Water in the State”.
Lagos Water Corporation (LWC), Group Managing Director (GMD) Mr. Muminu Badmus, said the Mini Waterworks is borne out of the passion and commitment of the Lagos State government to provide potable water for the people. He further said “contract for the construction of then Mini waterworks was awarded in May 2009 to Messrs. Eldorado Nigeria Ltd. at the cost of N457,363,149.50 by the State Government. It has a five kilometer reticulation pipe networks. It is characterized by a huge volumetric head advantage, resulting from gravitational fall of water from an overhead tank with a capacity for 50,000 gallons at a height of 18m”.
Engr. Badmus urges the public to stay away from water pipe vandalization and other breakages and asked people to report such activities to Water Distribution Kiosk or Contact LWC Customer Care Line on 07045973012.
In his own contribution, the Commissioner for Environment, Dr. Samuel Babatunde Adejare urged the residents to ensure that the Mini Waterworks is protected from the vandals to prevent government’s huge investment from going down the drain, he concluded.