LASG REAFFIRMS COMMITMENT TO WATER SERVICE DELIVERY

*LASG reaffirms commitment to water service delivery

Lagos State Government has reaffirmed its commitment to the uninterrupted delivery of clean and potable water to Lagos residents.

Speaking during a media briefing at the weekend, the Managing Director/CEO, Lagos Water Corporation, Engr. Muminu Adekunle Badmus declared that the State Government does not intend to privatise the State Water sector, but is rather investing heavily in the provision of potable water supply to the ever-increasing population of the State.

Badmus explained that the State recently funded and completed short-term plans to improve water production and supply to Lagos residents by the rehabilitation of the major waterworks – Adiyan 70MGD, Iju 40MGD, and Ishasi 4MGD; as well as Akute and 48 mini-waterworks across the State.

According to him, the repair works have enhanced output and improved water distribution in the State, thereby reducing the hardship experienced by Lagosians in getting water to their various homes.

Engineer Badmus noted that as part of the long-term plans of the State, the Corporation has developed the Lagos Water Supply Master Plan (2010 – 2020) which includes the ongoing construction of Adiyan Phase II to enhance its capacity to 70 million gallons per day, connection of over 200,000 premises and additional three million residents.

“On completion, it will boost water pressure in urban areas of the western axis of Lagos State. These include Ikeja, Agege, Dopemu, Mushin and parts of Ikorodu and Igbogbo Township” he said.

“To be frank, the Adiyan II water treatment plant is 85% completed, and the reticulation billed for PPP is the only viable option” Badmus added.

He disclosed that the Igbonla Phase I, Water Scheme of 100 million gallons per/day, which will complement current production and close demand gap when completed, is also part of the State government’s long-term plans to supply potable water to Victoria Island – Lekki corridor, adding that discussions are ongoing with the contractor to encourage Public-Private Participation (PPP) in the water sector.

He said the Lagos State Government is also investing heavily in other projects to attract private investors and engender injection of fresh funds that will generate ideas as well as creative strategies to grow the sector.

In his words, “it has been realised by governments worldwide that funding of government programmes and projects can no longer be sustained by the government alone as evidenced in the global economic recession and decline in oil revenue. This has therefore led public sectors in the world into resorting to seeking private intervention and participation in the implementation of government policies”.

The LWC boss explained the State government is focused on inclusion of the private sector in the development of agenda of Lagos State to accelerate service delivery rather than the sale of government-owned assets to private entities.

“The Second National Urban Water Sector Reform Project (2NUWSRP) in collaboration with World Bank is geared toward supporting the Lagos Water Corporation in this direction” he buttressed.

He expressed confidence that Private-Public Partnership will encourage efficiency that will curb waste, eradicate delayed delivery and forestall abandonment usually associated with public projects.

Badmus revealed that other projects still in the works are Yewa I, Ishasi Expansion, Igbonla II, Adiyan III, Yewa II, Ibeshe I and Ibeshe II.

KSB PUMPS ON FAMILIARISATION VISIT TO LWC

 

The KSB Pumps management today 13th June, 2018, visited the Africa largest water producer in Sub-sahara Africa, Lagos Water Corporation on familiarisation with Lagos Water Corporation.

The KSB Pumps delegation was led by the Managing Director (KSB Pumps South Africa), Dr. Sven Baumgarten; Manager (Sub-sahara Africa, KSB Pumps) Mr. David Jones) and Area Manager (Western Africa KSB Pumps Ghana) Mr. Outare Kokobissi.

The KSB Pumps Managing Director, Dr. Sven Baumgarten said, their visit was in line with the Company strategy, having chosen LWC as one of their priorities to further established the Company with Corporation.

While receiving the KSB Pumps delegates, LWC representative was led by the MD/CEO, Engr. Muminu Adekunle Badmus; COO, Engr. Deji Johnson; Head, Projects and Strategy, Mr. Sikiru Ogunlana.

Others are: Engr. Suraj Ijaiya, Engr. Kudehinbu, Engr. Abass and Engr. Ibrahim.

AGBOWA COMMUNITY LEADERS PAY VISIT TO OTTA-IKOSI REGIONAL WATER SCHEME, LAUD LWC FOR IMPROVED WATER SUPPLY

 

*Agbowa, Lagos*- The Agbowa Community leaders and it’s environs recently visited Lagos Water Corporation, Otta-Ikosi Regional Water Scheme in appreciation of improved Water supply/delivery to the Agbowa communities and it’s environs of Lagos State.

The delegation were led by some Regents, Chiefs and representatives from the 11 communities in Ikosi, Ejinrin and Imota LCDAs of Lagos State served by the 4MGD (Million Gallons per Day) Regional Water Scheme.

While lauding the the efforts of the management of the Corporation led by the Managing Director/CEO, Engr. Muminu Adekunle Badmus, the regent of Orugbo Iddo, Chief Nureni Liasu said, “we present here today to show our sincere appreciation to the Management of the Corporation for improved Water supply to our communities.

” For some time now, Water supply to our communities has improved greatly, so, we decided to visit the waterworks to show appreciation to Lagos Water Corporation”.

In his statement, the Alashe of Otta-Ikosi, Chief oluwafemi, enjoined the Corporation to provide Public fountains within the communities and also, pledged their support by sensitisation the people in their respective communities on the need to pay Water bills as when due.

He however, implored the Corporation to be consistent in service delivery, adding that reported burst pipes within the areas should be addressed promptly.

While receiving the Agbowa delegates to the Water Scheme, the LWC Zonal Sales and Commercial Manager (Ikorodu Team Leader), Mrs. Dawodu Bukola thanked the visitor for their appreciation and promised consistency in Customers Service Delivery.

The Otta-Ikosi Production Manager, Mr. Balogun Kamor, while taken the delegates round the LWC facilities, urged them to protect the project jealously, noting that potable water supply is parts of the efforts of the State Government, through Lagos Water Corporation to bring water to every home in the State.

The Otta Ikosi Regional Water Scheme was commissioned on the 19th May, 2016 to supply potable water supply to Otta Ikosi and it’s environs.

This signified a milestone in the delivery of sustainable water infrastructure to bring succour and alleviate the water challenges of the beneficiary communities located in Epe and Ikorodu local Government areas.

The water supply scheme is a Modern-day water scheme serving 11 communities between Itokin and Agbowa communities.

It has since supplying potable water supply to over a quarter of a million people who reside and work in these peri-urban zone of Lagos State, particularly,: Ado, Agbowa, Ago-hausa, Ago-owu, Ajebo-orugbo, Iganke, Ikosi, Odoayandelu, Otta-ikosi, among others.

LWC, MD ATTENDS MAIDEN MEETING OF THE TWINNING OF THE CITIES OF LAGOS AND FRANKFURT

 

Lagos Water Corporation, Managing Director/CEO, Engr. Muminu Adekunle Badmus attended maiden meeting of the “Twinning of the Cities of Lagos and Frankfurt”, at Frankfurt, Germany, on Monday 4th June, 2018.

The LWC boss joined some members of Lagos State Government cabinet on the official meeting aimed to exchange ideas on Transportation, Energy, Water and Waste Management, as well as perishable Food Storage.

The Lagos State Government delegation were the Special Adviser, Lagos Global, Prof. Abass Adebola; Hon. Comm. for Energy, Mr. Olawale Oluwo; Hon. Comm. for Transport, Mr. Ladi Lawason; Special Adviser on Food Security, Mr. Ganiu Okanlawon Sanni.

Also in attendance were the Permanent Secretary, Min of the Environment, Mr. Abiodun Bamgboye and General Manager, Lagos Waste Water Management, Mr. Matanmi Maroof Adebola.

LWC HSSE ORGANISES ONE DAY TRAINING ON FIRE SAFETY PROCEDURE

Education is seen as a veritable instrument through which the Society transmit its cultural heritage from one generation to another which makes it a critical sector of governance in which Government must focus on to realize his vision for the Society.

The Lagos Water Corporation under the leadership of Engr. Muminu Adekunle Badmus has been leaving no stone unturned in making the Corporation accident free and safe environment for all, by organising one-day training to help LWC Staff equipped with modern trend/knowledge in Fire Safety Procedures.

This assertion was made by Head, Health, Safety, Security and Environment (HSSE), Mrs. Williams Aramide, during the one-day training on Fire Safety Procedures, on Thursday 31st May, 2018, at the LWC Headquarters, Ijora, Lagos

In her statement, while lauding the efforts of the LWC management before the commencement of the training, Mrs. Williams said the LWC, MD/CEO is using the programme to aid effective training/teaching delivery on the subject matter as organised by the Department of HSSE.

According to her, while declaring the training open, she stressed that “The role training plays in the establishment cannot be overemphasized which make it imperative and inevitable for the building capacity of Staff which reflects in their output.”

“The essence of today capacity building is to ensure that Staff are aware of simple fire safety handling procedures in work place Environment.

The facilitator, Mr. Ayetoro Olawale during the workshop exposed the staff to modern skills, methods, practices and procedures required of them to realize a better qualitative knowledge/delivery.

According to him, “Fire is Chemical reaction of Oxygen, Fuel and Heat”, and further described Triangle of Extinction as Cooling, Starvation and Smothering.

Mr. Ayetoro classified Fire into four (4) categories: Class A – Free Combotible (Paper, Money, Cloth); Class B – Fire involving Flammable Liquid; Class C – Gaseous Fire; Class D – Fire involving Metal.

In his explanation, he explained that the causes of fire are as a result of Accident (unseen), Arson (intentional), and Carelessness (overloading of electrical sockets).

Types of Extinguisher are as follows:
1, Water Fire Extinguisher for Class A.
2, Foam Fire Extinguisher for B.
3, CO2 Fire Extinguisher for Class C (Multipurpose)
4, Dry Chemical Powder for Fire Extinguisher for D.

He however demonstrated a Fire Extinguisher by Pulling the Pin, Aiming the base, Squeezing the lever, and Sweeping from side to side.

In his conclusion, he urged the Staff to Raise an Alarm, Call the Fire Service on 767 or 112, and Evacuate the building whenever there is Fire Outbreak, as a prompt measure to stay away from danger and efforts to put off the Fire.

The Staff however thanked the Management for coming up with a programme like this and look forward to more of it in the nearest future.

They promised to impact the outcome of the training in the Corporation and their respective homes whenever there is Fire outbreak.

LAGOS RESIDENTS LAUD WATER CORPORATION OVER MOBILE APP

Lagos residents have lauded the Lagos Water Corporation, LWC, over its newly introduced LWC Mobile App for the improvement in the processes of billing collection and customers management.

Other new technologies lauded by the residents included the Water Metering Initiative, Geographical Information System (GIS), Asset Management for Operation Efficiency and Management of Infrastructure and Water Supply, among others.

The assertion was made recently at the Customers Sensitisation Forum held in Lagos to explain Steps to download and install the LWC Mobile Apps.

The corporation’s Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, CEO, Engr. Muminu Badmus, while speaking at the forum revealed that the introduction of the LWC Mobile App was to improve the efficiency in the processes of billing collection and customers management, adding that customers could make payments in the comfort of their homes.

While explaining the steps, Badmus said the application could work on Android phones, and that as such, customer should possess the LWC Customer Reference Number to have access to all the functions and operations of the application.

“On your Android phone, go to Play Store, search column and type LWC Mobile App and Click on Download. After that, click on install after downloading, open the application for usage and remember you need to sign up as a customer if you want to access all the functions on the Mobile App,” he explained.

He added that customers should click on the right hand corner of the Mobile App , and that a drop-down list would appear with various option.

“On the drop-down list, sign up and provide all the details required of you. This details will help provide you with a username and password to use the LWC Mobile App effectively.

“In addition, a mail will be sent to the email address provided by you which will contain your username and password , and type in this username and password on the LWC Mobile App and you can now use all the utilities /functions of the App,” explained.

Badmus further insisted that only LWC customers with Customer Reference Number could perform this task effectively.

A resident of White Metta area, Mr. Azeez Babajide, lauded the corporation’s efforts towards making payments more easy, as water delivery/service had improve in the community, urging fellow customers to pay water bills as at when due, as a way to assist the corporation to sustain its operation.

Another resident, Mrs. Gloria Adams, advised the Water Corporation to always inform the public whenever there was water disruption and enjoined the Corporation to do more in closing water demand gap in the State.

She, therefore, commended the LWC Mobile App initiative as a remarkable idea and stress free method of making payments.

However, the Project Coordinator, Mr. Chidozie Agbakwuru enjoined Lagos residents, particularly the Water customers to adopt the new technology, noting that the App was also designed for the customers to enable them send requests or complaints, check payments, accounts statement and any other related records in terms of consumption, meter reading, among others, adding that the App was Customer friendly.

LAGOS IMPROVES WATER SUPPLY WITH 10 MILLION MGD

The Lagos State Government has improved water production and supply to Lagos residents with additional over 10 million Gallons per Day (MGD).

Commissioner for the Environment, Mr. Babatunde Durosimi-Etti revealed this during the 2018 Ministerial Press Briefing in Lagos.

Mr. Durosimi-Etti said, the commitment of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode in meeting water demand in the State has contributed immensely to various successful project in Water sector.

“The State Government, through Lagos Water Corporation embarked and completed rehabilitation of some Waterworks as part of its efforts to provide uninterrupted potable water supply in the State”.

While attributing the success in improved service delivery to the huge investment of the State Government in the sector, the Commissioner enumerated some competed projects which led to a major boost in water supply in the last one year.

The completed projects are: Rehabilitation of Ishasi Waterworks of 4MGD to serve corridor of Mile 12, Owode, Barracks, Alaba International, Old Ojo Road, Ajangbadi and other adjoining communities; Rehabilitation of 48 Mini Waterworks situated in different areas of Lagos, including Ikeja, Surulere, Onikan, Epe, Iponri, Badagry, Lekki, Victoria Island, Ajangbadi, Dolphin, Ikoyi, Badore, Apapa, Ikate, Shomolu, Alexandra, Magodo, Meiran, among others.

Others are: Imeke Iworo Mini Waterworks of 2MGD to complement the 4MGD Ishasi Waterworks, and will serve parts of Badagry and other adjoining communities, 45MGD Iju and 75MGD Adiyan to produce and supply at their optimal capacity; Akute intakes supplying fresh water to the major treatment plants of Iju and Adiyan and so on.

Durosimi-Etti added that other outstanding/notable projects such as: refurbishment of generating sets and installation of 33KV Panel and Accessories; repair of leakages and burst pipes within Lagos Metropolis as a result of activities of road construction and telecommunications outfits/companies; introduction of Geographical Information System (GIS), and asset management for operational efficiency and management of infrastructure and water supply system; deployment of over 17,000 units prepaid meters in Lekki, Ikeja, Magodo, MKO Abiola Garden, Surulere, Yaba/Ebute Metta, Iwaya, Victoria Island etc. being phase I; Introduction of Payment options (LWC mobile payments, ATM/POS, internet, bank branches e.t.c.).

He added that all these achievement is worthwhile as 90 immigrants entered Lagos State on daily basis, and the need to increase Water supply to meet the ever growing demand cannot be toy with.

LWC LAUNCHES BILLING AND COLLECTION PLATFORM

Lagos Water Corporation has launched its Billing and Collection platform called LWC mobile.

The Managing Director/CEO, Engr. Muminu Adekunle Badmus revealed this over the weekend while meeting with media in Lagos.

“This is one of the Corporation’s efforts, inconformity with the State’s Cashless policy embarked upon by the Lagos State Government “.

Engr. Badmus said the main objective of the platform is to improve the efficiency in the processes of Billing collection and Customers management.

He added that, the App is designed for the Customers to enable send requests or complaints, check payments, Accounts statement and any other related records in terms of consumption, meter reading etc, noting that the App is Customer friendly.

” The beauty of the app is that Customers can make payments through the App in the comfort of their homes”, MD said.

The App also has various supporting information, like LWC addresses, process of connection etc.

LWC boss stressed that, the App is live presently, and enjoined the Customers to log-in and use. It is very convenient, as it makes payments much more easier than going to the Banks for payment.

Customers can pay any amount irrespective of the amount stated on the bills.

Other Payments channels are through: Internet, POS, Banks etc.

The LWC, Head (Sales and Commercial) Mr. Ajose Micheal however, urged Lagosians to enjoy the Corporation’s improved service delivery by connecting to the Public Water, and get connected within 3days.

“Customers can now connect water online or download the connection form from the LWC website, fill and submit online or to the LWC nearest zonal or regional offices nearest to them and get connected within 3days”, he concluded.

LAGOS WATER CORPORATION WINS WATER LEADERS, AFRICA WATER QUALITY AWARDS

The Lagos Water Corporation in the first quarter of the year 2018 has recorded outstanding achievements as the agency won two separate awards in a roll, within the month of April 2018.

These historical achievements will forever linger in the memories of the management and staff of the largest water producer in sub-Saharan Africa as their collective and tireless efforts were globally recognized and applauded.

In Paris,? France, between the 15th and 18th of April 2018, Lagos Water Corporation bagged “Water Leader Award” at the Global Water Summit 2018,? organized by the Global Water Intelligence, in recognition of the corporation’s operational sustainability for Africa?s largest city”.

This was the first time an African country from sub-Sahara would be nominated for the most coveted Global Water Awards which is designed to reward excellence and innovation, recognizing the deals, projects technologies which have been making waves in the past years.

The Global Water Summit widely known as the leading water industry conference, annually brings together thousands of players in the water industry, from top public and private water utilities in the world as well as manufacturers, investors, infrastructural developers and multilateral funding partners in the water industry.

The Minister for Water Resources Engr. Suleiman Hussein Adamu accompanied by the Director for Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Engr. Benson Ajisegiri presented the award to Lagos Water Corporation Managing Director/CEO, Engr. Muminu Adekunle Badmus.

While receiving the prestigious award, the LWC boss expressed his profound gratitude to the organizers of the event, and attributed the successes recorded by the corporation to the unflinching support received from the Governor of Lagos State, His excellency, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode.

He further said the state government has been proactive in supplying potable water to every home in the state, by investing immensely in the water sector.

?What we are witnessing today is the evidence of the huge investment in? the water sector by the Governor ?Ambode led administration”.

Engr. Badmus lauded the efforts of the management and staff of the corporation towards effective service delivery, saying he is overwhelmed by the staff outstanding performance in moving the corporation to the next level.

He commended the efforts of Engr. MrsTitilola Bright-Oridami of the Monitoring / Evaluation department and Mr.? Anifowoshe O. Rasaq ?Corporate Communication for a good job done during the compilation of materials for the prestigious award.

Highlights of the event included round table discussions on how Lagos Water Corporation intends to bridge the gap in water supply and the opportunities available for private investors and infrastructure developers.

The participants were interested in the possible investment opportunities in the water sector

Other participants interested in the possible investment opportunities in the Lagos water sector were CDC investors, Maynilad , Nexus Group, Total, Xylem, KFW Apex Bank IFC among others.

The corporation in 2017 received an award of excellence from the Yoruba Tennis Club in appreciation of her improved and effective service delivery to Lagosians.

Also, recently, LWC emerged as Africa’s Best Premium Quality Clean Water Solution Provider of the year 2018 in recognition of the quality service provided by Lagos State Government, through Lagos Water Corporation.

LWC EMERGES THE WINNER OF AFRICA’S BEST PREMIUM QUALITY CLEAN WATER SOLUTION PROVIDER OF THE YEAR 2018

Abuja – Nigeria Lagos Water Corporation has emerged as the winner of Africa’s Best Premium Quality Clean Water Solution Provider of the year 2018.

“This is in recognition of her production and supply of quality, clean and safe water to Lagos residents.”

This was revealed at the Work Quality Summit (Special Edition) organised by the World Quality Alliance at the Nicon Luxury Hotel, Abuja, Lagos, today Thursday 12th April, 2018.

While receiving the prestigious Award on behalf of the Managing Director/CEO, Engr. Muminu Adekunle Badmus, Mrs. Jaiyeola Adetumininu of Quality Assurance department thanked the organiser for appreciating the efforts of the State Government towards provision of clean and safe water to Lagos residents.

In her speech on importance of quality, she stressed that the state has placed high premium on production and supply of quality water in state, noting that the present leadership of the Corporation, led by Engr. Muminu Badmus will not relent in his efforts in producing quality water, that conform to World Health Organization’s (WHO) standard.

In the same vein, December 2017, the Corporation received an Award of Excellence from Yoruba Tennis Club in appreciation of her improved and effective service delivery to Lagosians.