NIWASA HONOURS GOV. AMBODE, BAGS GRAND “WATERMAN” OF THE YEAR AWARD
Nigeria Water Supply Association (NWSA) has honoured the Lagos State Governor, His Excellency, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, as he bagged a Grand Waterman of the Year Award at the 1st International Conference/Exhibition and 4th Annual General Meeting/Election, organised by Nigeria Water Supply Association (NIWASA) at the Sheraton hotel, Abuja, Nigeria, recently.
The Award was in recognition of his immensely contribution to the Water sector in the State.
Lagos Water Corporation GMD/CEO, Engr. Muminu Adekunle Badmus who was in attendance among other members of Staff of the Corporation received the Award on behalf of the State Governor.
While presenting the Award to the LWC boss, the Honourable Minister for Water Resources, Engr. Suleiman Hussein Adamu, stated that the organiser acknowledged the efforts of the State Government in providing potable water to the ever increasing population of the State, noting that such efforts cannot be underestimated.
Engr. Muminu thanked the Conference organiser for bestowing such huge Award to Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, stated that the Lagos State Government has placed much priority on water sector and is highly committed to ensuring that water gets to everyone in the State.
“That is why the present administration under the leadership of His Excellency, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode has continued to invest heavily in Water facilities, as evidenced in the improvements in water supply in the State
“ Noting that due to the State increased investment, the hardship which many residents suffer in getting potable water in their homes has reduced drastically”.
He however, added that the Corporation is working closely towards launching it’s Strategic Business Plan to guide the Corporation to year 2023.
Recently, the Corporation added 10MGD to Water Production and Supply as a result of massive rehabilitation exercise embarked upon by the State Government, this included the 3 Major Waterworks of Iju, Adiyan and Ishasi, Akute Intakes and 48Mini Waterworks across the State.
Presently, the State has embarked on Adiyan phase II of 70MGD to supply western axis of the State, Proposed Igbo-Nla Phase I 100 MGD water scheme was expected to boost water supply to Victoria Island, down to the Lekki corridor.
Other projects, which were still in the pipeline for execution through the PPP arrangement, included Yewa I, Ishasi Expansion, Igbo Nla II, Adiyan III, Yewa II, Ibeshe I and Ibeshe II projects, among others, he concluded.