LWC UNVEILS LAGOS STATE CHILDREN PARLIAMENT AS ‘WATER AMBASSADORS’
Lagos Water Corporation today Tuesday 20th March, 2018 unveiled the Lagos State members of the Children Parliament as Water Ambassadors, as part of activities to mark 2018 World Water Day to hold on Thursday 22nd March, 2018,
The event took place during a media briefing at the Water House Ijora, by the LWC Chief Operating Officer (COO), Engr. Deji Johnson.
Engr. Johnson said it is imperative for the Corporation to engage State members of the Children Parliament as Water Ambassadors because globally, children were the most affected by water crises, noting that they are to serve as mouth piece of the Corporation, as the Staff cannot be on the Street at all time because of the other engagements.
He further stressed that the choice of the children as water ambassadors was also in line with the State Government’s vision of developing the children who are mostly in secondary schools for future leadership positions.
He added that the ongoing ‘Free Water Test’ embarked upon by the Corporation is part of activities marking this year’s World Water Day, which started yesterday to cover eight operational regions, and divided to four areas for easy accessibility.
While condemning the borehole water as contaminated water, the COO enjoined Lagosians to connect to the Corporation’s water as only safe and germ free water with a credible source, adding that the Public water conforms with World Health Organisation’s standard.
He said a roadshow would be held on Thursday 22nd March, 2028 to further sensitize the residents on water conservation and its Judicious use, and procedures on how to connect to LWC Water.
While appreciating the LWC management for the honour, the Speaker of the Children Parliament, Rt. Hon. Raphael Ikuyinminu promised the Parliamentarians’ commitment to the Corporation, as they would be good ambassadors of the LWC.
As parts of their responsibilities, the ‘Water Ambassador’ are expected to sensitize the general Public on Water Conservation and Judicious use of the product which is limited in quantity, also, to serve as feedback mechanism to the Corporation.