LWC BOSS ASSURES WORKERS OF JOB SECURITY

LWC BOSS ASSURES WORKERS OF JOB SECURITY

The Lagos Water Corporation Group Managing Director, Engineer Muminu Adekunle Badmus has assured the workers of job security. The GMD made this assertion during the Staff forum organized by the LWC Union, under the Amalgamated Union of Public Corporations, Civil Service Technical and Recreational Service and Technical Employers, Lagos Water Corporation Chapter and the Corporation Staff, today at the LWC Headquarters, Ijora, Lagos.

He said there is a miscommunication among the Staff concerning the issue of Public Private Partnership (PPP); the GMD said “PPP initiative entails the fresh injection of private capital into the efficient management of government-owned assets, and not the sale of government-owned assets to private investors as misconstrued in some quarters”. The GMD said the model is not peculiar to Lagos, Nigeria alone and was first practised in Cote d’ivoire in 1959 with the introduction of Urban Water Affermage, a successful operation, and being embraced in other parts of the continent, like South Africa, Algeria, Uganda etc’’. He further allayed the fears of the Staff for loosing their jobs during the implementation of the PPP Strategy. He pledged that during his own tenure, as the GMD, nobody will ever loose his or her job, except it involves gross misconduct, re-iterating that the LWC Union members will be fully involved during the initiation and implementation of the PPP model.

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Engineer Badmus explained that the disruption of Water Supply experienced recently was not deliberate by the the Lagos State Government as speculated, but due to erratic power supply from the IPP which has made it extremely difficult for the major waterworks to run to their designed capacity. He said that an alternative arrangement has been made to tackle power problems, assuring the public that the water supply will be regular as the State has given the Corporation needed support to ensure effective service delivery.

Engineer Muminu therefore, enjoined the Staff for their Cooperation and understanding as he is ready to take the Corporation to the next level, where potable Water provision will be in abundance in the State, he concluded.

Signed.
For more information, please contact:
Mr. Akinmuleya Oluwaferanmi
Controller, Public Affairs Division.
Lagos Water Corporation
Headquarters, Ijora,
Lagos.

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