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.



Lagos Water Corporation has flagged off 2018 World Water Day in grand style with Free Water Test across Lagos State.

The 3-day events has commenced today at the Corporation Headquarters, Ijora, Lagos, today 19th March, 2018, to cover 8 LWC Operational regions.

While briefing the Press and the team from Quality Assurance and Sales & Commercial Departments before the take-off, Head, Quality Assurance, Mrs. Banire Monsurat enjoined the Staff to be worthy Ambassadors of the Corporation, urging them to be polite in answering questions and always be friendly because they are all LWC Esteemed Customers.

The Exercise is expected to cover the 8 operational regions of LWC, which have been marked to 4 areas (Lagos Island, Surulere, Ikeja etc.) for easy accessibility.

“You are expected to take samples of Water used in the locations cover irrespective of water used, LWC, Borehole Water among others.

The essence is to show the general public the quality of Water the Corporation is serving the Public, adding that LWC Water is clean, safe and good for human consumption, she added.

She further stated that borehole water is contaminated and urged them to migrate/connect to LWC Water, which conform to World Health Organisation’s Standard.

This year’s theme: “NATURE FOR WATER” explores how we can use nature to overcome the water challenges of the 21st century.

Environmental damage, together with climate change, is driving the water-related crises we see around the world. Floods, drought and water pollution are all made worse by degraded vegetation, soil, rivers and lakes.

When we neglect our ecosystems, we make it harder to provide everyone with the water we need to survive and thrive.

Tuesday 20th March, 2018 is designed for Media Press Briefing and Inauguration of Water Ambassadors, while 22nd is the D-day for Road Show across the State with distribution of fliers and sensitization of the public on Water Conservation and procedures on how to connect to LWC Water to bring the 3-day events to an end.



The residents of Oworonshoki community have lauded the Lagos State Government over the Water Metering program and overall improved Water supply across the State.

The Oloworo of Oworonshoki, His Royal Highness, Oba Bashir Oloruntoyin Soliu, (Elebo I) made this assertion today 13th March, 2018, in his palace while meeting with the Management of Lagos Water Corporation, led by the Managing Director/CEO, Engr. Miminu Adekunle Badmus and his entourage over the billing complaint by the residents.

Oba Bashir declared in a strongest term, that Water Metering has come to stay in Oworo, because it is a State Government policy to conserve Water and pay for actual water used.

Oloworo of Oworo land also commended the Corporation over recent improved water supply across the State and prayed for its sustainability.

“We, Oworonshoki residents now enjoy uninterrupted potable Water supply, which cannot be compared to contaminated borehole water”

His Royal Highness however urged LWC to fast track installation of meters in the remaining properties in the community, noting that the system is a welcome initiative.

As our appreciation and support for LWC, we shall pay our water bills as when due, he stated.

Engr. Badmus in his contribution thanked the Kabiesi in his efforts toward bringing water supply to the community.

He praised the Oloworo for using his position to bring resolution to the residents complaint, adding that water Corporation is always ready to listen to the complaints of the customers and resolve the issues amicably, he concluded.


The Lagos State Government has tasked the Water Corporation for improved service delivery to the Lagos residents. The Honourable commissioner for Environment, Mr. Babatunde Durosimi-Etti made this remark during his surprise visit to the Corporation Headquarters, Ijora, Lagos, on Wednesday 7th March, 2018.

The Commissioner stated that Lagosians should have access to uninterrupted potable water supply, noting the challenges faced by the Corporation, particularly non-payment of water bills, Water theft among others.

“In his statement, Mr. Durosimi-EttiI commended the Corporation’s Staff for their commitment and zeal towards taking the Corporation to the next level. He applauded Engr. Badmus for his brilliant initiative, pro-activeness and efforts towards ensuring regular water supply in the State”.

He, therefore, enjoined the Corporation to extend water to residents of estates and bring into the LWC database as many estates are yearning for safe drinking water.

He said, over the years, population explosion has continued to stretch social amenities in the State and that is why it is important to be resilient, proactive, innovative and committed to effective service delivery.

Mr. Durosimi-Etti assured the Corporation of the State Government’s support and assistance where there are gaps militating against its operations so that it can excel in performing its primary responsibility of providing potable water.
In his remarks, the Corporation’s Managing Director, Engr. Muminu Adekunle Badmus enumerated some programs embarked upon by the Corporation to improve water supply in the State which include: Performance Enrichment Sustainability Program (PESP), Service Incentive Mechanism (SIM), Geographical Information System (GIS) and Asset Management System, Billing and Collection Efficiency, Metering initiative among others.

MD added that in its bid to move the Customers closer to the Corporation, take necessary decisions on issues affecting the regions towards improvement of service delivery and revenue generation, the Corporation was divided into Eight (8) business regions, headed by Regional Business Managers.

He assured the Commissioner that with the support the Corporation is receiving from the Government and different program put in place, the Corporation is set to bridge the demand gap in the State.


Lagos – Recently, the Lagos Water Corporation concluded the the 6-day training on SIM Initiative.

One of the lessons learnt from the exercise was to improve on our database, by bringing new customers irrespective of their status, e.g. New, Old, Distressed, Disconnected Customers among other.

Little did we know that the LWC anticipation to woo back our old customers to our database will soon happen than expected.

The lesson was manifested when delegates from Nigerian Army Bonny Camp (Victoria Island base) came calling to LWC, yesterday, 7th March, 2018, with the sole aim of reconnecting back to LWC water.

While welcoming the delegates led by Colonel Jones Emene and Captain Adeniyi to his office with affection, the LWC, MD/CEO, Engr. Muminu Badmus said that water delivery to Lagosians has improved tremendously with 24/7 supply to over 22million population of the State.

MD added that LWC water is potable and free from germs and other unwanted particles.

“Borehole water is contaminated, public water is the only water that conform with World Health Organization’s (WHO) standard”

He stressed that we are presently powered by IPP 24/7, which is making our operations more efficient and effective.

LWC boss promised to connect them back to LWC water in the next few days, while payment of outstanding debts will follow immediately.

He however, asked Engr. Suraj Ijaiya to fast track the reconnection process and Mr. Micheal Ajose to follow up with the settlement of outstanding debts.

More of this development is expected as an testimony to SIM initiative, popularly known as Dadaism or Dadastic concept.


The Lagos State Government has extended potable water supply to Imeke, Iworo, and other adjoining communities of Olorunda Local Community Development Area (LCDA), Badagry, Lagos.

This was disclosed during the Lagos Water Corporation Managing Director/CEO, Engr. Muminu Adekunle Badmus’s courtesy visit to His Royal Highness, (HRH), Alayeluwa Oba Abraham Ogabi, Onimeke of Imekeland (Oyikilu I), recently.

LWC boss explained that the administration of His excellency, Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode has extended potable water supply to Imeke, Iworo and other adjoining communities, through the Construction of 2Million Gallons per Day (MGD) Waterworks.

“This is part of Ambode’s proactive steps and efforts in bringing potable water supply to every home in the communities, and thereby close the water demand gap in the State”.

The residents are now enjoying potable water supply through stand pipes located in different parts of this communities as a test run of the project and also confirmed ongoing mains/pipes extension in the area.

While assuring the residents of the sustainability of the project, Engr. Badmus enjoined them to connect and migrate to the public potable water supply, that is conform to World Health Organisation’s (WHO) Standard, because borehole water is contaminated.

He urged the residents to the protect the laudable project jealously and report any act of vandalization to the Regional Business Manager or call the Customers Care lines on 07045973012, 07045973013.

Before now, Imeke, Iworo communities have been relying on borehole water as source of their water supply, but with this development, there is access to uninterrupted public potable water supply.

However, Engr. Badmus added that there is improvement in the potable supply of water across the State, as the Corporation now producing and supplying uninterrupted water to residents in the State, evidenced by the fact that communities that had never been supplied water for many years are now being supplied potable water.

These areas include Ijesha, Makoko, Ikate, Iwaya, Unilag second gate, Odunlami linkage (Lagos Island), Isheri Olowora, Agege, and many others.

In his statement of appreciation, Oba Abraham lauded Governor Akinwunmi Ambode administration towards the Construction of the Waterworks and bringing evidence of democracy to their door steps.

He also prayed for his continuous success in other areas, adding that network should be extended to other neighbouring communities.

The Imeke/Iworo Waterworks is expected to be commissioned soon.


*IJORA, LAGOS*- Lagos Water corporation Managing Director/CEO, Engr. Muminu Adekunle Badmus has said that the Corporation is set to reward individual efforts in its bid to improved the revenue generation of the Corporation.

The LWC boss disclosed this in a very clear term during the flagg-off of 100 days Service Incentive Mechanism (SIM) popularly called Dadastic Model or Dadaism, at the Corporation Headquarters, Ijora, Lagos, today 1st March, 2018.

‘Awards will be given to individuals who perform extraordinary, as a motivator for his/her efforts”.

MD stated that the SIM initiative is designed as a successor for Performance Enrichment Sustainability Program (PESP), added that SIM concept will serve as an efficient and effective mechanism for improved service delivery to Lagosians.

Engr. Badmus in his statement congratulated the recently selected Staff for various positions, adding that the whole Corporation put their trust on them for better performances, especially, in the area of improve in revenue.

“What makes some organization fails to meet expectation, is when money is not handled judiciously”. Whatever it take we shall make this initiative work, he added.

While commending the Staff performances, MD said, the Corporation has received various awards, especially in the area of Customers Service Satisfaction, Improved Water delivery in the State among others, noting that the Corporation is now competing globally, as people are interested on our success stories.

“Water sales, New Customers and bringing back our old Customers into our database, even the suppress bills Customers are major issue for us now, and cannot be handled as a trivial issue”, he declared.

All these issues are the key issues the Corporation is battling with presently, which brought about SIM initiative, MD said.

While taking the Staff on a memory lane, the Head, projects and Strategy,, Mr. Sikiru Ogunlana narrated the emergence of SIM initiative, stated that on 28th June, 2017 the Lagos Water Corporation partnered with 2ML and launched the High Impact, Short-Term and Quick Win Performance Enrichment Program (PEP), as way of improved in service delivery to LWC Customers.

The program witnessed tremendous achievements during its short period with increased revenue generation that ran to 80million in a month.

This unprecedented achievement inspired the Corporation to change its name to PESP.

“On the 31st of October, 2017, precisely, we launched and signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Corporation and our consultants to give way to another program tagged Performance Enrichment Sustainability Program (PESP), to sustain the existing PEP, and to further improve the delivery of potable water to Lagosians and improve on the revenue generation of the Corporation. Though, this rechristening had little impact or effect”, Mr. Ogunlana said.

On his comment, the SIM exponent, Mr. Adefolaju Dada said today, the 1st March, 2018, the Corporation is witnessing the transformation of the PESP initiative into this new power-packed incentive, known as the Service Incentive Mechanism (SIM), as a successor to PESP.

This is a Standard Operating System (SOP) designed as an internal processing system to appreciate individual efforts/performances towards improved service delivery and revenue generation of LWC.

He added that, the Management found out that in October, 2017, the revenue was dropping gradually, which was a major concern for the Corporation and of the opinion to rechristened PESP for improved performance.

He therefore urged the distribution and commercial staff (Customers Relation Officers) to go from house to house and make inactive Customers active.

He urged the CROs to focus less emphasis on old debtors and more on current charges, he charged.

He concluded that with open minded and determinations, all our objectives in SIM initiative is possible, he concluded.


Water is one of the most important substances on earth, it is so important that all plants and animals must have water to survive.
It is also essential that the water people drink and use for other purposes is clean and free from germs and pathogens. Therefore, to make water potable, its production must conform to the World Health Organization’s standard.
Producing sufficient water for the world population has been a great challenge as many countries are currently grappling with water stress.

The Cape Town story in South Africa is raising concerns, not only in African countries, but in all the Countries of the world.

The available water in this city is dwindling at an alarming rate, and residents are now being forced to cut down on their water usage by recycling and conserving water. Perhaps, this precarious situation is a manifestation of the projections made by the Global World Water Report that the world would have only 60% of the water it needs by 2030.

Research has also shown that more than 2 billion people globally are living with excess global water stress. In Northern Africa and Western Asia, citizens experience water stress levels above 60%, indicating the strong probability of future water scarcity.

Considering this situation, there must be concerted efforts of all countries to effect a significant policy that would drive development of water resources and accelerate production and supply of water for sustaining the world population,.

This means we must be truly committed to meeting the Sustainable Development Goal 6 which outlines the need for available and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.

However, Nigeria is not relenting, as the Country has developed a National Water Resources Master Plan, spanning 2014 – 2030, for water resources development, water supply, irrigation, and other related issues, that would resolve the major challenges inhibiting efficiency of water supply in the Country.

Within the policy framework of this master plan, the responsibility of water supply in Nigeria is shared between three levels of government; Federal, State and Local. While the Federal Government is in charge of water resources management, State governments have the primary responsibility for urban water supply; and Local Governments together with communities share the responsibility for rural water supply.

But In spite of this arrangement, access to potable water has been a major issue, as less than 60 percent of the population have access to safe and clean water.

Lagos, a resilient state and the commercial hub of Africa, with the population of over 22 million people, is unperturbed about this situation as it is continuously putting in place various strategies to tackle the challenge of water scarcity before it arises. The state has developed a Lagos Water Supply Master Plan (2010 – 2020) as a roadmap to tackling the challenge of water production and supply.

In the year 2015, when the present administration of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode came on board, the administration took proactive steps in addressing water challenges in the State by investing heavily in the State’s water sector.

The first step taken was solving the problem of erratic power supply which has been a major hindrance to production and supply of water in the State. The government ensured that the Independent Power Plant (IPP) of 12.15 MW at Akute Intakes was re-jigged to supply power to Iju and Adiyan waterworks. Aside being connected to the national grid, generating sets were procured to serve the major waterworks as well as the micro and mini waterworks

This regime also took an active step towards combating water crisis in the state by constructing and commissioning the Ota-Ikosi Regional Water Scheme of 4MGD, and the Mosan- Okunola mini waterworks of 2 MGD. These water plants are currently supplying over 10 communities in Agbowa /Ikorodu area of the State.

In addition, this administration used a realistic approach to close water demand gap in the State by carrying out rehabilitation and expansion projects in different parts of Lagos, involving the replacement of old pipes and extension of water mains, thereby increasing water supply in different parts of Lagos especially in Surulere, Itire, Yaba/Ebute-Metta, Iwaya and Victoria Island among others.

In the same vein, there are a lot of proposed projects laid down by this administration to effectively and ultimately tackle the problem of water shortage in the state. These projects include the development of the Igbonla Water Scheme Phase 1 of 100MGD, expected to serve Epe, Eti-Osa, Ikoyi, Ibeju Lekki, Victoria Island and Lagos Island. The second phase of this project is also being planned, projected to produce 110 MGD, with a distribution network of 500km.

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 calculated to produce 85MGD

In addition, a proposed integrated water supply in Ikorodu and its peri-urbans will be executed to supply 35MGD. This project will comprise upgrading Ota-Ikosi from 4MGD to 31MGD; the rehabilitation of Oke-Ota-Ona Water Plant and Lagos road mini waterworks currently supplying 3MGD and 2MGD respectively.
This integrated water supply project will also include the construction of 7 booster stations that would enhance production and supply of water to the communities in the axis.

It is also worthy of note that recently, the present administration carried out massive rehabilitation of waterworks across the State. This has resulted in an additional 90 MGD to the existing 210 MGD.
The Corporation now produces and supplies uninterrupted water to residents in the State, evidenced by the fact that communities that had never been supplied water for many years are now being supplied potable water. These areas include Ijesha, Makoko, Ikate, Iwaya, Unilag second gate, Odunlami linkage (Lagos Island), Isheri Olowora, Agege, and many others.

However, it is true that the influx of the people into Lagos has continued to put pressure on all the social amenities. This is added to the fact that the population of Lagos is projected to hit 29 million by 2020.
While as of now water demand in the state is 540 MGD, and supply is 220 MGD, there is a great gap of 320 MGD
Therefore, based on the present plans and ongoing water projects in the state, Lagos Water Corporation has the capacity to deliver 745MGD, when demand hits 733MGD, giving the State excess of 12MGD.
Considering these efforts put in place by the State, in addressing the dreaded global water scarcity, there is no gainsaying the fact that with the proactive measure being taken by Governor Ambode, water shortage in Lagos State is well on its way out.

Akinmuleya .O
Head, Corporate Communication
Lagos Water Corporation


LAGOS – In its bid to improve on the operational efficiency of Akute and Island Independent Power Plant (IPP), the Lagos Water Corporation, Managing Director/CEO, Engr. Muminu Adekunle Badmus met with the Managing Director, Mr. Ladi Sanni and the Head of Commerce/Chief Finance Officer of Viathan Nigerian Company at the LWC Headquarters, ijora Lagos.

Viathan Engineering Limited is the company responsible for the running of day-to-day activities of the Akute 12.15MW and the Lagos Island Independent Power Plants.

While welcoming the Viathan delegates to The Corporation’s boardroom, MD urged the company to improve the efficiency of the plants, particularly the Akute IPP which is presently improving the power supply to the Adiyan, Iju Waterworks and Akute Intake, adding that there is communication gap between the Viathan and LWC whenever there would be a disruption in power supply to the LWC plants, due to shortage of gas supply.

Engr. Badmus said ” the Corporation is now producing and supplying potable water to Lagos residents 22/7, but urged Viathan to improve the supply to 24/7″, and also its sustainability.

LWC boss charged the two parties to come up with a Standard Operating Procedures for better result.

The issue of disruption of water production and supply due to scarcity gas supply should be addressed immediately whenever there is going to be a shortage, so that the Corporation can switch to alternative power source from National grid (PHCN).

MD appreciated the performance of Viathan though, impelled LWC, Lagos Electricity board and Viatham Staff to work out a modalities to avert future disruption of power supply from Lagos Island IPP, as LWC is ready to flood Lagos with Water, He stated.

In his response to MD’s comments, the Viathan MD, Mr. Ladi Sanni thanked the LWac management and attributed the challenges of scarcity of gas supply to NDC due to unreliable/delayed information from the body, as this hindered supply of power to major Waterworks and Intake, though, promised to improve on it for better efficiency.

“Communication is very important, we shall improve on it, at times we need confirmation from NDC before we communicate with all our customers”, he said.

In his contributions, the Corporation’s Chief Operating Officer, Engr. Deji Johnson added that a reliable and urgent means of Communications needed to be in place to hasten-up communication between the Viathan and Corporation”.

The two parties suggested and agreed on introduction of Walking Talking Radio, WhatsApp platform as means of effective Information dissemination between parties.

Engr. Johnson said Communication is vital in this business, because issues of disruption of water supply needed to be disseminated to the Customers urgently.

These will complement the already existing official mailing of memos and correspondence between the two Organizations.

It is worthwhile to note that the 12.15MW Akute IPP was commissioned in 2010 as an alternative power supply to epileptic power source from PHCN, National grid. In the past, the Power plants faced various degree of challenges e.g. scarcity of gas supply etc. which hindered the efficiency of the Plants.

The cheering news is that the IPP has been in incredible form lately supplying power to the major water works of Adiayn, Iju and Akute Intake which has aided uninterrupted production and supply of water to Lagos residents. Equally, the Island IPP supplies power to Waterworks at Onikan, Lekki, Dolphin, Victoria Island among others.

It is on this premise that , I, Engr. Muminu Badmus use this medium to express my sincere appreciation to all the Production Staff (Production Managers etc) for your outstanding performances/achievements of water production close to its optimal designed capacity, . I urge you all to continue and sustain this milestone performance, as the Corporation is committed to assist you in all areas to help you meet your set objectives”, (Adiyan 70MGD. Iju 45MGD respectively), being the heartbeat of the Lagos Water Corporation.

“Also, I commend the efforts of all the Staff of Commercial Department (RBMs) for your sound approaches to greater/improved efficiency of revenue generation of the Corporation. You have done it before, I trust and believe you can still do it, noting that “without you, there is no us”, you put food on our individuals’ tables. I enjoin you all to go out there and translate the water in abundant supply to huge revenue generation for the Corporation.

It is against this backdrop I thank you all the Corporation Staff for your commitments towards delivery of potable Water to over 22millions population of the State.

I want to restate that Lagos Water Corporation is the best and largest in Sub-sahara Africa, LWC Staff are most productive Staff in West Africa and in this water provision business, each and every Staff of the Corporation is a WINNER.


Lagos State Government has improved water supply in the State, and warned residents against illegal connections to public water.

This was contained in a statement issued today by the Corporation’s Managing Director/CEO, Engr. Muminu Adekunle Badmus in his office, Ijora, Lagos.

The LWC boss said the heavy investment of the Governor of Lagos State, His Excellency, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on provision and delivery of potable Water supply to the residents of the State has started yielding result, with abundant water supply across the State.

He revealed that the water pipe bursts and leakages being experienced is as a result of infringement on LWC water mains and pipes during road constructions and by telecommunications service providers and illegal connection to LWC properties. 

MD advised those working on Lagos roads to work with LWC where its facilities will be affected to prevent unnecessary damages being done to water mains and pipes to water wastages. He therefore warned the general public to stay away from fully charged water mains to avert loss of lives.

He further said the Corporation is presently increasing the tempo of production as the major waterworks are now working at their optimal designed capacity, and assured Lagosians that improved and uninterrupted potable water supply in the State has come to stay.

Engr. Badmus commended Governor Ambode for his proactive steps and efforts towards investing heavily on water to boost supply for the State residents and enjoined the general public, especially those that are yet to connect to public water to do so and enjoy water that conforms to World Health Organizations Standards. 

While restating the States commitment to serving the people, the LWC boss implored residents to call LWC Customer Care lines on: 07045973012, 07045973013 or visit any LWC zonal offices nearest to them for new water connections and  report water pipe bursts, leakages and wastages.
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