LWC IJU WATERWORKS STAFF QUARTER’S RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION CELEBRATES NIGERIA 58TH INDEPENDENCE ANNIVERSARY, VISITS ONIKAN MUSEUM, LWC HQ.

The Lagos Water Corporation Iju Waterworks Staff Quarter’s Residents Association celebrated 58th Nigeria Independence Anniversary today Saturday 13th October, 2018.

The Nigeria Independence Anniversary Celebration Family fun fair visited the Nigeria National Museum, Onikan, and Lagos Water Corporation Headquarters, Ijora, Lagos as parts of the activities lined up for the big event/celebration.

However, the Chairman of the Association, LWC Head, Sales and Commercial, Mr. Ajose Michael has lauded the management of LWC, led by the MD/CEO, Engr. Muminu Adekunle Badmus for his gesture and support towards the success of the celebration.

“It is an initiative designed towards bringing the Staff and families closer to the Corporation and appreciation of its facilities”.

Mr. Ajose made this assertion before the take off at the Iju Waterworks, he equally praised the efforts of the organising committee, particularly the welfare committee, Mr. Ogundare Olatunbosun, Mrs. Akinnzubi Yetunde, Mrs. Awosanya yemisi, Adekunle and Elisabeth for their contributions.

The Association Executives are: Mr. Ajose Micheal, Chairman;
Mrs. Aroba, Vice Chairman; Engr. Matiluko, Secretary; Mr. Odjegba Micheal, Assistant Secretary; Mr. Biliaminu Lasisi, Treasurer and Mr. Ogunjobi Bolaji.

The celebration ought to have taken place before today, but for the aborted NLC Nationwide Strike that paralysed activities all over the country.

The Nigerian National Museum, Onikan is a national museum of Nigeria, located in the city of Lagos was founded in 1957 by English Archaeologist, Kenneth Murray.

The museum has a notable collection of Nigerian art, including pieces of statuary and carvings and archaeological and ethnographic exhibits. Of note is a Terra-cotta human head known as the Jemaa Head, part of the Nok culture among other notable artefacts.

It is noteworthy to remind you that the Association celebrated the 57th Nigeria Independence Anniversary on the 2nd October, 2017 with an Excursion to LWC Adiyan Waterworks, Adiyan as pilot stage for the yearly Nigeria Independence Anniversary Celebration.

LWC PARTICIPATES AT THE 2018 WORLD HABITAT DAY, AS GOV. AMBODE ATTRIBUTES CLEANER LAGOS INITIATIVE (CLI) TO HOLISTIC APPROACH TOWARDS SOLVING THE CHALLENGES OF WASTE MANAGEMENT IN LAGOS STATE

Lagos Water Corporation joined other Ministry, Departments and Agencies in the State and the World at large to celebrate the 2018 World Habitat Day, today Monday 8th October, 2018, at the Adeyemi Bero Hall, Secretariat, Alausa, Lagos,

This year program with the theme: Municipal Solid Waste Management. To reflects on the state of our cities and towns and the basic human right to adequate shelter.

In his keynote address, Lagos State Governor, His excellency, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode attributed Cleaner Lagos Initiative (CLI) to a holistic approach towards solving the challenges of waste management in Lagos State.

The Governor who was ably represented by Her excellency, Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Dr. Mrs. Idiat Adebule said the State Government in line with global best practices conceptualised the Cleaner Lagos initiative (CLI), the Initiative to represent strong resolve and commitment of the administration to redefine solid waste management in the State.

“It is designed to address specific issues in waste management cycle including control, collection, storage, treatment, recycle, transportation, and disposal”

He added that the efficiency of this system among others is highly dependent on the inherent opportunities in waste reduction at a point of generation, waste sorting, and demonstration of right attitude that guarantee a sustainable environment.

Gov. Ambode however charged the residents of Lagos to adopt modern and globally acknowledged best practices to ensure effective and efficient waste management in a megacity.

“The focus of this year celebration is particularly relevant to the State, given the challenges of waste management associated with mega cities.

“With population of about 25million people and a daily waste generation estimated at 13,000 metric tones, it is clear that we adopt modern and globally acknowledged best practices to ensure effective and efficient waste management in a megacity, stressing the uttermost importance of Waste – Wealth program in the State”.

He acknowledged the efforts of the previous administration and commended the efforts with the formulation of various policies on municipal waste management.

Adding that the continued growth in the population especially the daily migration from other parts of the country and the resultant effect on waste generation necessitated a refocus, and review of existing system and the adoption of a method that will not only ensure a cleaner city on a sustainable basis, but also harness the economic opportunities in modern waste management.

His excellency reiterated that the best possible methods of managing the solid waste are to reuse, reduce and recycle them.

Effective Solid Waste Manage requires a paradigm shift in the quest for environmental sustainability, a new mind-set to resolve around responsibility, partnership and stewardship, he concluded.

Dear Esteemed Customers, CELEBRATING 58 YEARS OF NIGERIA INDEPENDENCE

Message from MD/CEO, Lagos Water Corporation, Engr. Muminu Adekunle Badmus.

Nigeria clocks 58 years today as a sovereign nation, against all odds and challenges, we give thanks to Almighty God for sparing our lives to witness today.

On this special day, I Engr. Muminu Adekunle Badmus (MD/CEO), Lagos Water Corporation congratulate Lagosians, especially the LWC Esteemed Customers on the celebration Anniversary of Nigeria @ 58.

We thank you all for your supports and Cooperation for us to be where we are today.

We are in the Water business today because we have you, and your cooperation is unquantifiable. Sincerely, we appreciate you all for your milestone supports.

I urge you all to continue to partner with the Corporation for its progress, prosperity, and stability, as it is important for all to work towards building a more stable and improved Corporation that will continue to supply potable Water to ever increasing population in the State.

We promise that the Corporation will not relent in its efforts for improved Service delivery in the State.

We enjoin you to continue to call LWC Customers Care Nos. – 07045973012, 07045973013. email: info@lagoswater.org, facebook: Lagos Water Corporation, Twitter: @Lagoswater, website: www.lagoswater.org Customers lines for enquiries, comments and complaints on water supply, Water connection, reportage of Burst pipes, illegal connections among others.
I also enjoin you to please pay your Water bills as when due as this is the only way that you can ensure continuous better service delivery.

The labour of our past Heroes shall never be in vain, Amen

Happy independence, Nigeria
Happy independence, Lagos State
Happy independence, Lagos Water Corporation.

Thank you all.

Signed:
Engr. Muminu A Badmus
MD/CEO
Lagos Water Corporation

NIGERIA’S 58TH INDEPENDENCE ANNIVERSARY MESSAGE FROM MD/CEO, LWC, ENGR. MUMINU ADEKUNLE BADMUS

Nigeria clocks 58 years today as a sovereign nation, against all odds and challenges, we give thanks to Almighty God for sparing our lives to witness today.

On this special day, I Engr. Muminu Adekunle Badmus (MD/CEO, Lagos Water Corporation congratulates Lagosians, especially my fellow LWC Staff on the Celebration Anniversary of Nigeria @ 58.

I urge you all to continue to work for the progress, prosperity, and stability of the Corporation, as it is important for all to work towards building a stable and improved Corporation that Will be beneficial to everybody in the Corporation and Lagos State at large.

This is a collective responsibility for all to make a history and write our names in gold.

By God’s grace, we shall overcome all odds and challenges and reach the greater heights in the promised land.

The labour of our past heroes shall never be in vain, Amen

Happy independence, Nigeria
Happy independence, Lagos State
Happy independence, Lagos Water Corporation

Signed:
Engr. Muminu A Badmus
MD/CEO
Lagos Water Corporation

NATIONWIDE STRIKE : LWC urges Customers to vend for continuous Water Supply

Lagos Water Corporation wishes to inform the general public that due to proposed Nationwide Strike to be embarked upon by the Trade Union Congress (TUC) and Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) on Thursday 27th September, 2018.

Water consumers across the State can vend now (today) in any of the Corporation’s zonal offices nearest to them for continuous Water supply during and after the exercise.

– Management

LWC… working to serve you better!

LWC PRESENTS BOND CERTIFICATES TO 2015 RETIREES SET

The Lagos Water Corporation today 25th September, 2018 presented Bond Certificates to their 2015 retirees set. The event took place at the LWC Water House Ijora, Lagos.

In his brief speech, the LWC, MD/CEO, Engr. Muminu Adekunle Badmus, urged the retirees to use the money judiciously.

“We are thankful to God that the retirees are alive to receive their benefits.
This could not have been achieved singlehandedly, but through the efforts of the entire workers. I appreciate you all”.

Badmus added: “I hail the zeal and courage we have shown towards carrying out our duties and activities, as this is the major reason this corporation is settling the benefits of those who have retired.

The Corporation’s Chief Operating Officer, Engr. Deji Johnson, Head, Projects and Strategy, Engr. Ogunlana Sikiru and Head, Staff Training, Mrs. Alaka Aramide presented the Bonds Certificates to the retirees.

The retirees present at the ceremony are: Mrs. Kafayat Aina Abiola, Mrs. Kuteyi Agnes, and Engr. Adegboye Benedit among others.

The retirees in their vote of thanks, could not hold their surprises, but appreciated Engr. Badmus led administration for living up to expectations, and wished the Corporation success in its future endeavours.

COUNT DOWN TO: September 2018 Webinar of the Nigeria Urban WASH Community of Practice – Thursday 20th September, 2018.

A-Day to go!!!

COUNT DOWN TO: September 2018 Webinar of the Nigeria Urban WASH Community of Practice – Thursday 20th September, 2018.

Dear all,

This is to remind you that the Lagos Water Corporation, Managing Director/CEO, Engr. Muminu Adekunle Badmus will be sharing the Performance Implementation Programs (PIP) experience on the USAID community of practice .

The presentation will trace the history, challenges, successes and lessons from the Lagos PIPs, as well as give insights into the next phase designed to step down PIPs to the regional/ unit operations of LWC.

You are once again invited to another Live Webinar of the Nigeria Urban WASH Community of Practice, which is supported by the USAID funded WASH Coordination Project (WCP).

To be part of this historical presentation,  please, click on the link below 👇👇👇 to register:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3285281763572581633

Thank you as you did!!!

LASG HAS NOT PRIVATISED WATER SUPPLY, Assures best practices in water sector

The Lagos State Government has said that it has not privatized water supply, neither has it awarded water privatization contract to any organisation, saying that the Public Private Partnership (PPP) model that it was initiating in the water sector was still at bidding stage.

This was made known on Thursday in Ijora by Engr. Muminu Badmus, Managing Director, Lagos Water Corporation while reacting to reports in some section of the media.

Engr. Badmus debunked reports by some online media that the state government had awarded water privatization contract to a discredited company as false, stressing that such insinuations were at best preemptive as government had only shortlisted a number of reputable companies, none of which was yet to have the contract.

He explained that the Lagos Water Corporation had publicly advertised an Expression of Interest (EOI) which attracted seven local and international firms, out of which four firms were shortlisted following a rigorous and transparent process.

He assured Lagosians that the Lagos State Government would continue to work in their interest in the bid to promote their wellbeing, adding that this was the main reason why the Akinwunmi Ambode Administration had prioritised provision of potable water to the people by investing in water facilities as evidenced by the increase of water supply to 220Million Gallons per Day (MGD) to rapidly bridge supply gap.

Engr. Badmus stated that the exponential increase in population has continued to push the water supply need of Lagos State to 570MGD, leaving a gap of over 300MGD, while for the same demographic reason, the state’s resources faced pressure from other critical areas.

“ Globally, attention is being shifted to the PPP arrangement to provide infrastructure for the people as government can no longer shoulder the responsibility alone” he said.

He said that what the government was working towards was ultimately a PPP arrangement and not outright withdrawal, adding that government was midwifing an arrangement that would ensure the injection of both public and private funds and expertise to drive seamless provision of potable water to the teeming population of Lagosians.

He assured Lagosians that, as the ultimately beneficiaries, they would have cause to rejoice at the outcome of the ongoing process which not only promise to evolve an effective and enduring solution to the water supply needs of Lagosians, but also bring about a model for the country and the entire West Africa sub-region.

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.

LAGOS STATE SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS VISIT IJU WATERWORKS, COMMEND ITS SUSTAINABILITY FOR IMPROVED SERVICE DELIVERY

In a bid to be acquaintance with Water treatment processes, and have a feel of the different equipments and facilities used in treatment of potable water in Lagos State, Secondary School Students from different schools in the State made an excursion to the Iju Waterworks, today 7th August, 2018.

The visit/excursion was part of activities lined up by Lagos State Government, Ministry of the Environment to mark year 2018 Conservation Encomium for Students in the State.

Students and Staff from different schools including Vetland schools and Lagos Model College Ignonla were led to the Waterworks by Officers from the Lagos State Ministry of the Environment.

LWC delegates were led by the Head, Staff Training, Mrs. Aramide Alaka, accompanied by Head, Quality Assurance Mrs. Monsurat Banire, Staff of Staff Training and Quality Assurance.

Mrs. Banire took the Students round the Waterworks, particularly different strategic stations of the Plant, including the Ogun raw water pumping station, in-let chambers, flocculation/aeration tank, the sedimentation tank among others, and gave them indepth and detailed knowledge on water extraction and treatment.

Mrs. Banire explained how raw water is extracted from the Ogun River, through different processes of filtration and chlorination before final consumption at home.

While giving a vote of thanks, Oyaleke Deborah, a student from Vetland Senior grammar School commended the LWC GMD/CEO, Engr. Muminu Adekunle Badmus, management and entire Staff of the Corporation for sustainability of the Waterworks/Plant, stating that the excursion has made them ambassadors to other students in Lagos State to teach them the processes of water treatment.

Other observers during the excursion also expressed contentment with the efforts of the Corporation, particularly in the area of improved Customers service delivery in the State.