SANWO-OLU INTERACTS WITH LAGOS PUBLIC SERVANTS, PROMISES IMPROVED WELFARE

It was a massive turn-out at the Adeyemi Bero Auditorium Hall of Lagos State Secretariat, Alausa, Lagos, yesterday Thursday 28th February, 2019, as Lagos Water Corporation staff joined other Lagos Public servants in the State to honour the call of Lagos State Head of Service (HOS) Mr. Hakeem Muri Okunola popular refer to as “Field Marshal of Lagos Civil Servants”.

The HOS had mobilized/assembled the State Civil Servants to an interactive session with the Lagos State All Progressive Congress (APC) Gubernatorial Candidate Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-olu, who was accompanied to the memorable session by his Deputy, Dr. Hamsat Obafemi Kadiri.

In his opening remarks, Mr. Muri-Okunola appreciated the massive turn out of the public servants whom he described as Most efficient and vibrant public servants in Nigeria, as they have chosen to witness and interact with two most important personalities in the scheme of things in the state, to listen to their plans (Roadmap for greater Lagos) for the State Public Servants and Lagos State in general, and more importantly to seek their supports as preferred Candidate in the 2019 Governorship election schedule for 9th March, 2019 across the State.

While thanking the large crowd in his address, Mr. Sanwo-Olu could not hide his feelings as he felt humbled and delighted to see people gathering at the venue, promising improved welfare package and condition of service.

He stated that, “though, I have gone out to meet over 22 millions citizens across the State to tell them my plans, I am also here today to ask for your support and to ask you to come out on the 9th of March to cast your vote for me as the next Governor of the state.

“Am here to tell you what I have to do for you if elected to the office, as my plan is based on the acronym of THEME and promise all inclusive government”, adding that together, we make Lagos a 21st century Economy State.

As a government and people, we are clear about our destination. We have also evolved implementable roadmap, hinged on our 5 pillars of Development – THEME.

THEME is an acronym of 5 critical areas of intervention our government will focus on, these are: Traffic Management & Transportation; Health & Environment; Education & Technology; Making Lagos a 21st Century economy and; Entertainment and Tourism.

“Security and Infrastructure are key to our envisioned tourism and entertainment economy, because, people must feel safe to move around anytime of the day.

“We will deliver committedly”, he declared.”

While answering questions from the anxious civil servants, Mr. Sanwo-Olu stated that, In 2010, Lagos state was the first State to implement minimum wage, and he should be trusted to pay and implement the new minimum wage, describing it as the “KOKO”.

Workers’ welfare will be a priority of his administration if elected, promising that he would run a listening government to which every worker will have access.

“Our programmes will not be effectively implemented and our objectives achieved without the readiness of the public servants to work with us as the drivers of these policies and promises made to Lagosians.

“Most of our programmes will be technology-driven and we feel there is need to meet with you and prepare you ahead.”

All the government offices will be equipped with free Wi-Fi to promote seamless communications among government workers, he added.

He promised that his government would bring back international capacity building and training and retraining opportunities for workers, but said the condition for selecting beneficiaries would be strictly be based on merit.

Promising that workers’ salaries would be paid on the 23rd day of every month, adding that condition of service will be improved upon.

“Our government would be all inclusive and listening government, we shall feel your pulse and you will have access to us, to feel what you feel.”

The governorship candidate also promised not to abandon the projects started by the outgoing government, re-assuring the workers that his administration would improve on the achievements recorded by the current government.

“We shall continue our friendship, it is a government that you will love, that will take care of your needs and care for you.

“We are to improve on the Welfare packages to motivate public servants in the state and implement the agendas of Lagos State.

Staff canteen, staff clinic and staff quarters will be provided.

“On Health Insurance, there will be prompt payment of health premium for better and improved service delivery.

“Retirement is real, so you need to plan for it, when you are retired, you will not tired. Payment of retirement benefits will be made same year you retire, and not 2, 3 years after.

“Housing for civil servant: we shall increase our home/housing projects, so that when they retire you can have home of yourselves.”

Linear accelerator to detect cancer will be provided. Creation of more agricultural scheme so that more people can invest on agriculture.

“We are going to fix all staff buses, through procurement practices.

“Directors will be provided with cars to aid their mobility and improve efficiency towards improved service delivery in the State, Mr. Sanwo-Olu concluded.

Also at the event included the Ikorodu House of representatives member, Mr. Jimi Benson, Lagos Island House of representatives member, Mr. Yakub Balogun, Chairman of the party in Lagos, Hon. Tunde Balogun, and the Director-General of the Sanwo-Olu campaign group, Tayo Ayinde, Engr. Bamgboye Martins among others.

LWC UNVEILS LAGOS STATE HEALTH INSURANCE SCHEME, AS ENGR. BADMUS CHARGES STAFF TO COMMENCE REGISTRATION

JUST IN – ” HEALTH is WEALTH”. Health is regarded as the general condition of body and mind. A healthy state of well being free from disease.

Lagos Water Corporation today Wednesday 13th February, 2019 officially unveiled the Lagos State Health Insurance Scheme (LSHIS), at the Corporation’s Boardroom, Ijora, Lagos.

The LWC Official presentation of the scheme followed the launching of the Scheme by the Lagos State Governor, His Excellency, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode at the Civic Centre, Ozumba Mbadiwe Road, Victoria Island, on Tuesday, December 18, 2018.

The LSHIS is a statewide health insurance scheme aimed at ensuring that all state residents have access to quality, affordable healthcare services.

“The scheme covers treatment of common ailments in adult and childhood, maternal and child services, preventive healthcare services, selected non-communicable diseases and surgeries”.

The Corporation’s Group Managing Director/CEO, Engr. Muminu Adekunle Badmus during the presentation charged the entire Staff of LWC to take full advantage of the scheme by commencing immediate registration (collection, filling and submitting of forms to LWC, Administration and Human Resources Department).

He added that all levels of LWC Staff would be carried along in the State Health Insurance Scheme, noting that the scheme is expected to commence by March, 2019.

LWC boss however urged the members of Staff to meet with A&HR department for LSHIS registration.

The official presentation was led by the representative of Total Health Trust Ltd. (THT), Mr. Babatunde Sanni who revealed that the Lagos State Health Scheme is mandatory for all residents of the State by legislation.

In his presentation, he stated that the cheering news is that State Government has subsidised the Civil Servant payment by 75%, which allows payment of 25% to all officials of the State, which will be deducted from Individual’s salary annually and payment goes to Lagos State Health Management Agency (LASHMA).

” To register as an individual/single, you are expected to pay N8,500 annually, while as a family (father, mother and 4children) is N40,000 annually (subsidy exclusive).

“However, with the introduction of 75% subsidy (N30, 000 from N40, 000 for State Civil servant, family plan) by the Lagos State Government , Lagos State Official (family plan) now to pay balance of N10,000 annually (12months) to be deducted from his/her salary.

“Additional family member registration outside 4children attracts extra payment of N6,000, for a child under 18years, and N8,500 for any members of the family above 18years.

“The LSHIS benefit package is designed to meet the basic healthcare needs of all residents in the state.

This include: Registration, Consultation and Treatment of:

Outpatient Care for Common aliments and conditions
Inpatient care (Hospital admission.
Childhood illnesses
Eye Care
Family planning
Child welfare services
Sexually transmitted diseases
Tuberculosis
Laboratory test
Dental care
Health talk
Emergency care
Day care
Referrals, among others

“Undoubtedly, the birth of the scheme will not only contribute to improving the overall health indices, but also strengthen the healthcare delivery system”.

The Scheme has 130 health care providers stationed across Lagos State to ensure success and sustainability of the scheme.

“These selected providers will guarantee quality healthcare delivery to all enrollees.

“The quality improvement programme is designed to ensure that all empanelled healthcare providers continually strive for excellence to meet international best practices.”

LWC MANAGEMENT RENEW ITS COMMITMENT ON IMPROVE SERVICE DELIVERY

Lagos Water Corporation has renewed its commitment on improved service delivery in the State.

This was revealed by the LWC, Group Managing Director/CEO, Engr. Muminu Adekunle Badmus on Tuesday 29th January, 2019, during the Staff forum at the LWC HQ., Ijora, Lagos.

The GMD/CEO in his opening remarks during the interactive session, first of its kind in the year 2019, commended the RBM South South, Mrs. Yetunde Odebunmi and Zonal Distribution Manager, Yaba Ebute Metta, Mr. Lateef Olaniyan for their pro activeness and efforts towards Customers Satisfaction through improved Service delivery in the State.

Engr. Muminu said “I want to commend Mrs. Yetunde Odebunmi and Mr. Lateef Olaniyan of LWC for their efforts so far towards service delivery.”

The accolade came barely one and half month of Mrs. Yetunde Odebunmi’s appointment as the Regional Business Manager (RBM), South South, the honour/achievement has stated manifest in her performance to show the change the Corporation is working towards through the Introduction of Performance Enrichment Sustainably Program II (PESP II).

“I am aware of the challenges being faced by the corporation especially in the area of electricity, which has adversely affected revenue generation in the corporation, explained that the Corporation now must learn to stand on its own without aid from the State Government especially in seasons like the present when resources have not been forthcoming”

As part of the Management’s efforts to restore power supply, LWC boss revealed the plans of the Management in reaching an agreement with the Ikeja Electricity Distribution Company which resulted in a deadlock as a result of the debt owed by the Corporation in the past, adding that with all hands on deck, no problem was insurmountable.

Engr. Muminu therefore urged good actions and commitments among Staff members who desire to see the Corporation grow in leaps and bounds, stating that the already widening communication gap among staff members must be closed.

He explained that credible information should be sought efficiently by Staff Members by going to the correct sources of information such as RBMs, HODs and Customer Care Unit, before it is disseminated to Customers.

He further advised the Staff to exercise civility in their dealings with Customers, warning that words used during interactions with them should be chosen wisely, especially in areas relating to water supply and delivery, to avoid problematic situations for the Corporation.

In their words of encouragement, Engr. suraj Ijaiya (Head, ETS) and Mrs. Lyla Oki (Head, Administration and Human Resources among many others present at the event, appreciated the entire Staff for their support and contribution with the Management, particularly to help the Corporation attain greater heights.

However, Members of the Staff expressed their concerns over the irregularities in the payment of workers’ salaries, showing their displeasures at the productivity and revenue generation level in the Corporation, saying it is unlike the levels of productiveness experienced by the Corporation in the past, asking for Almighty God intervention for positive results at the end of the day for the Corporation, as we all believe in ” YES WE CAN”.

LAGOS WATER CORPORATION DEBUNKS RECENT WATER DISRUPTION AS DELIBERATE

LAGOS WATER CORPORATION DEBUNKS RECENT WATER DISRUPTION AS DELIBERATE

The Lagos Water Corporation has debunked the recent disruption in water supply in the State as willful or deliberate and has nothing to do with the adoption of Public Private Partnership (PPP), as a model for public infrastructure delivery in Lagos State.

This was made known today in Ijora by Engr. Muminu Badmus, Group Managing Director/CEO, Lagos Water Corporation while reacting to reports in some sections of the media on “PPP: LAGOS WATER SECTOR FAILURE DELIBERATE’, by the Amalgamated Union of Public Corporations, Civil Service, Technical and Recreational service Employees (AUPCTRE), alleging that the management of Lagos Water Corporation deliberately embarked on strategies to cajole Lagosians into believing that the only sustainable way of supplying water is to adopt the Public Private Partnership Initiative.

“The Lagos State Government had earlier mentioned in one of its publications that it has not privatized water supply, neither has it awarded water privatization contract to any organization, as no responsible government will jeopardize the interests of the state by not following the due process in its transactions”.

While debunking the report, LWC boss explained that the Corporation had earlier published a release on the water situation in Lagos stating that it was as a result of epileptic power supply from Independent Power Plant in Akute which has adversely affected water production and supply from the major water works of Adiyan and Iju.

He added that with the reconnection to the National Grid, all the affected communities such as Bariga, lawanson, Ketu, Ojodu, Agboyi, Mile 12 among others, mentioned in the report are presently receiving water supply as part of the commitment of the LWC management on customers’ satisfaction through improved service delivery. He also stated that necessary arrangements are in progress to fully power all the major waterworks to produce to their design capacity.

Engr. Muminu further explained that the Corporation had completed the rehabilitation of 48 mini waterworks across the state in an effort to upgrade the mini/micro waterworks to perform to their optimal design capacity, and they now jointly produce 87 MGD to complement the major waterworks of Adiyan: 70 MGD, Iju: 45MGD, Ishasi: 4MGD, and Otta Ikosi 4 MGD, arriving at a total of 210 Million Gallons per Day.

He added that, in its renewed commitment towards provision of potable water supply in the state, the State through the corporation has initiated projects on expansion and upgrading which will effectively and ultimately tackle the problem of water shortage in the state, and thereby close water demand gap.

“These projects include the ongoing construction of Adiyan Phase II of 70 MGD, development of the Igbonla Water Scheme Phase 1 of 100MGD, expected to serve Victoria Island down to Epe corridor. Other proposed schemes include Adiyan Phase III of 70MGD, with 6,295 km network, Ibese Phase I Water Treatment Plant of 50 MGD, and the Yewa/Ishasi Water Scheme to produce 85MGD.

“A proposed integrated water supply in Ikorodu and its peri-urbans will be executed to supply 35MGD. This project comprises upgrading Otta-Ikosi from 4MGD to 31MGD; and the rehabilitation of Oke-Ota-Ona Water Plant of 3 MGD, and Lagos road mini waterworks of 2 MGD. This integrated water supply project also includes the construction of 7 booster stations that would enhance production and supply of water to the communities in the axis”.

He added that contrary to the erroneous claim in the said publication on Staff retrenchment, the corporation has not and will not retrench any staff whatsoever, as the organization does not have the mandate to do so. He reiterated the corporation’s commitment to staff well being and welfare.

The Corporation has however, assured the residents of the State of the plan by the state government to ensure very household is supplied with potable water as the state’s ultimate goal, adding that this is the pact LWC has signed with the people of Lagos, and would continue to strive to deliver on this mandate.

Signed: Anifowoshe Rasaq, PRO, LWC.

LAGOS WATER CORPORATION RESTORES WATER SUPPLY, ASSURES STABILITY

Lagos Water Corporation has restored Water supply to the Lagos residents and assured its Stability.

This was contained in a statement released by the Corporation in Lagos today 20th January, 2019.

As parts of the Management’s effort to restore Water Supply across the State, LWC has connected the 70millions gallons per day (MGD) Adiyan Waterworks back to the National Grid, to stabilize its operations which was earlier disrupted by the epileptic power supply from the LWC Independent Power Plant (IPP), Akute, which had adversely affected water production and supply at the LWC major Waterworks.

In the same vein, as parts of its commitment, arrangement is in progress to connect 45MGD Iju plant to the National grid for optimal performance to stabilize its operations and improve efficiency.

The Management once again apologized to the general public for the hardship faced during the scarcity period as we are committed to Customers satisfaction through improved service delivery to all in the State.

Thanking you all for your Endurance, Understanding and Cooperation.

LWC TO PARTNER IBILE BROADBAND TO IMPROVE OPERATIONS

IJORA, LAGOS – In a bid to improve operations within its infrastructures, the Lagos Water Corporation is set to partner with the Lagos State owned Information, Technology and Communication Company, Ibile Broadband Limited.

This was revealed today, Tuesday 15th January, 2019, during an introductory meeting between Ibile Broadband Limited and Lagos water Corporation, at the Corporation’s headquarters, boardroom, Ijora, Lagos.

The LWC, Group Managing Director/CEO, Engr. Muminu Adekunle Badmus in his statement said, the new alliance with the ICT Company, would improve the Corporation’s operations, as he is ready to cooperate fully for improved service delivery to Customers in the State.

In his explanation, the Ibile Broadband, Managing Director, Mr. Ganiu Oseni, stated that Ibile Broadband was created to deliver smart initiatives, and provide ICT solutions to entities, which they have provided to many Organizations, that include the Lagos Internal Revenue Service (LIRS), Ambulance Services, LASEMA, and other telecommunications agencies in Nigeria.

“Ibile Broadband Limited had worked with the Lagos State Government on its Smart City Initiative, and would be in the best position to listen to, and understand where LWC stands in terms of communication and technology, to make effective improvements in its functions”

Mr. Oseni assured that the company’s services to the corporation would translate into improvements in revenue generation, while expressing optimism in the areas of customers’ vending, bulk meters, by providing a more reliable and stronger network.

The Ibile Broadband MD, was accompanied to the LWC by Mr. Oladipupo Ojikutu (Operations Manager), Afolabi Olusegun (Technical Adviser) and Sanni Salako (projects Officer).

LAGOS WATER CORPORATION APOLOGISES TO RESIDENTS, REASSURES STABLE SUPPLY SOON

Lagos Water Corporation has apologized to the residents of the State over present disruption of Water supply being experienced as a result of epileptic power supply from the LWC Independent Power Plant (IPP), Akute, which has adversely affected water production and supply at the LWC major Waterworks.

In a statement released today by the LWC on the present water situation, the Management restated its commitment towards uninterrupted water supply, and reassured Lagosians that effort is in progress to rectify the problem and stabilize its operations.

Urging the general public to continue to have trust and confidence in the Corporation towards improved service delivery, as water supply will be restored soon.

NEW YEAR GREETINGS FROM ENGR. MUMINU BADMUS

As New Year is approaching, I, Engr. Muminu Badmus on behalf of the Management of Lagos Water Corporation wants to take this as an opportunity to extend my heartfelt greetings to the entire Staff of the Corporation for the season and appreciate you all for your accomplishments and achievements for year 2018.

I thank one and all for the support, dedication and effort that you have put together in taking the Corporation to the higher level.

No doubt about it, year 2018 has been a challenging year as far as achieving our targets are concerned. I urge you all to override the challenges and bring in changes that you wish to see in the New year 2019.

We will meet again in the New Year with a lot of new ideas and energy.

Thank you so much for your dedication. Have a Marvelous New Year celebration filled with fun moments of joy.

Have a Happy New Year!!!.

LWC MANAGEMENT FELICITATES WITH STAFF ON XMAS SEASON

The Management of Lagos Water Corporation under the leadership of GMD/CEO, Engr. Muminu Adekunle Badmus has felicitated with the entire LWC Staff, particularly the Christian Faithfuls on the Christmas Season.

“This season Signifies Good tidings of Love, Comfort and joy, time to express Love to One and other”.

LWC boss said Christmas is a season for Love and Sacrifice, and urged the Staff to love the Corporation and one another irrespective of their Status, Creed, Religion and Ethnicity.

Engr. Badmus enjoined everyone to love and leave in peace with one another as peace is the bedrock of Development in any organisation.

He expressed his total confidence on entire Staff to take the Corporation to the promised land, stating YES, WE CAN!!!”. as recently introduced/proclaimed in the Performance Enrichment Sustainability Program II (PESP II). Adding that Staff attitudinal change is a must for the progress of the Corporation for improved service delivery and revenue generation of LWC.

Reassured the Staff of his total commitment to the welfare of the entire Staff.

“Wishing the Staff Merry Christmas with lots of joy, hope, peace & prosperity”

CHRISTMAS GREETINGS TO LWC ESTEEMED CUSTOMERS

As we celebrate Xmas, Lagos Water Corporation wishes our esteemed customers a memorable celebration.

Please pay your water bills as when due, also, Customers on metering are enjoined to vend today (No vending during the Xmas holiday) for continuous enjoyment of supply of potable Water before, during and after the Xmas holiday by visiting any of LWC zonal offices across the State.

Please, Conserve and Use Water Judiciously. Report problems like: Burst pipes, Leakages etc on: 07045973012, 07045973013.

WISHING YOU MERRY CHRISTMAS

-Management

LWC …working to serve you better!