LWC BOSS ASSURES WORKERS OF JOB SECURITY

LWC BOSS ASSURES WORKERS OF JOB SECURITY

The Lagos Water Corporation Group Managing Director, Engineer Muminu Adekunle Badmus has assured the workers of job security. The GMD made this assertion during the Staff forum organized by the LWC Union, under the Amalgamated Union of Public Corporations, Civil Service Technical and Recreational Service and Technical Employers, Lagos Water Corporation Chapter and the Corporation Staff, today at the LWC Headquarters, Ijora, Lagos.

He said there is a miscommunication among the Staff concerning the issue of Public Private Partnership (PPP); the GMD said “PPP initiative entails the fresh injection of private capital into the efficient management of government-owned assets, and not the sale of government-owned assets to private investors as misconstrued in some quarters”. The GMD said the model is not peculiar to Lagos, Nigeria alone and was first practised in Cote d’ivoire in 1959 with the introduction of Urban Water Affermage, a successful operation, and being embraced in other parts of the continent, like South Africa, Algeria, Uganda etc’’. He further allayed the fears of the Staff for loosing their jobs during the implementation of the PPP Strategy. He pledged that during his own tenure, as the GMD, nobody will ever loose his or her job, except it involves gross misconduct, re-iterating that the LWC Union members will be fully involved during the initiation and implementation of the PPP model.

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Engineer Badmus explained that the disruption of Water Supply experienced recently was not deliberate by the the Lagos State Government as speculated, but due to erratic power supply from the IPP which has made it extremely difficult for the major waterworks to run to their designed capacity. He said that an alternative arrangement has been made to tackle power problems, assuring the public that the water supply will be regular as the State has given the Corporation needed support to ensure effective service delivery.

Engineer Muminu therefore, enjoined the Staff for their Cooperation and understanding as he is ready to take the Corporation to the next level, where potable Water provision will be in abundance in the State, he concluded.

Signed.
For more information, please contact:
Mr. Akinmuleya Oluwaferanmi
Controller, Public Affairs Division.
Lagos Water Corporation
Headquarters, Ijora,
Lagos.

WATER SUPPLY RESTORES AT SHOPRITE COMPLEX, ALAUSA-IKEJA

Lagos Water Corporation has restored potable water to the Shoprite Complex, Alausa – Ikeja and its environs after few weeks of disruption of water supply due to power outage.

In a statement released at the Water House, Ijora, Lagos, the Corporation’s Group Managing Director, Engr. Muminu Adekunle Badmus said the Lagos Water Corporation has resumed water production and supply at Alausa Waterworks which had earlier stopped water production because of erratic power supply. .

Speaking over the incident, the GMD said, “the Corporation appreciates the general public, especially the residents of Alausa, Ikeja and its environs for their patience and understanding as our sincere efforts are geared towards ensuring quality, improved, safe and regular water supply for the benefit of the residents of Lagos State”, he concluded.

He urged the public to pay water rates as at when due and also call the Corporation’s Help Lines or Customer Care Line on 07045973012 or visit LWC website: www.lagoswater.org, info@lagoswater.org or follow us on our twitter/lagoswater or facebook/Lagos-Water-Corporation  accounts for further enquiries.

 

Signed

For more information, please contact:

Anifowoshe Rasaq O.

For: Controller, Media and Publicity Division.

Lagos Water Corporation

Headquarters, Ijora,

Lagos.

WATER CORPORATION RESTORES WATER SUPPLY

Lagos Water Corporation has restored potable water to the Lagos Metropolis after few weeks of disruption of water supply due to technical fault at Akute Intake which affected the Major Waterworks at Iju and Adiyan.

On a phone-in program at the 96.1 Traffic FM, , Lagos held today, the Corporation’s Managing Director, Engr. Muminu Adekunle Badmus said the Lagos Water Corporation has resumed un-interrupted water production and supply across the State.

He also apologized to the general public for the discomfort and inconveniences caused during the disruption of water supply in the State.

Engr. Badmus went further to thank the public for their appreciation, patience and understanding during this period, and promised an improved services.

While expressing his sincere regret over the incident, the MD assured Lagosians of Safe and Regular potable water supply, and urged the members of the public to call the Corporation’s Help Lines and Customer Care Line on 07045973012 or visit LWC website: www.lagoswater.org for complaint on water leakage and pipes Vandalization  etc.

 

Signed

For more information, please contact:

Mr. Anifowoshe Rasaq O.

For: Controller, Media and Publicity Division.

Lagos Water Corporation

Headquarters, Ijora,

Lagos.

LWC APPEALS TO THE PUBLIC

Lagos Water Corporation has appealed to the general public for the discomfort and inconveniences presently experienced over disruption of water supply in the last few days.

In a statement issued today at the Water House, Ijora, Lagos, the Corporation’s Managing Director, Engr. Muminu Adekunle Badmus said “the disruption of water supply being experienced recently in some parts of the metropolis is due to a technical fault at our Akute Intake which affected our Major Waterworks at Iju and Adiyan.

While assuring the Public of the Corporation’s commitment towards providing uninterrupted water supply, he urged the public to bear with Lagos Water Corporation as the problem is for a short while.

The MD further stated that the Corporation’s Engineers are presently working to repair the fault, he concluded.

 

Signed

For more information, please contact:

Mr. Anifowoshe Rasaq O.

For: Controller, Media and Publicity Division

Lagos Water Corporation

Headquarters, Ijora,

Lagos.

LWC RESTORES WATER SUPPLY

Lagos Water Corporation has restored water supply to some parts of the metropolis recently affected by epileptic water supply due to burst pipes and power supply.

In a statement issued at the Water House, Ijora, Lagos, the Corporation’s Managing Director, Engr. Muminu Adekunle Badmus said the Lagos Water Corporation has resumed water production and supply at Alausa Waterworks, the Waterworks recently stopped water production because of Pipe burst around the Round house at the Secretariat. He said the burst had since been fixed and the Waterworks back to production and supply.

Also in a similar incident, Adiyan Plant, a major waterworks was shut down recently because the 33kva line that supplied the headworks with five spans was blown off by rain storm, the MD stated that power restoration has commenced immediately, and power was restored to the headworks. Water production has since been commenced.

While appreciating the members of the public over the incidents, engr. Badmus said “we appreciate your patience and understanding as our sincere efforts are geared towards ensuring quality, improved, safe and regular water supply for the benefit of the residents of Lagos State”, he concluded.

 

Signed

For more information, please contact:

Mr. Anifowoshe O. R.

For: Controller, Media and Publicity Division.

Lagos Water Corporation

Headquarters, Ijora,

Lagos.

 

 

LAGOS STATE GOVERNMENT DECRIES DRILLING OF BOREHOLES

The Lagos State Government has decried the drilling of borehole in search of Water in the State. The State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode represented by the State Commissioner for Environment, Mr. Babatunde Adejare at the 2016 World Water Day event, made this assertion while delivering a welcome address on behalf of the Governor, at the Excellence Hotel, Ogba.

In his speech, the Commissioner stated that the State Government acknowledged the deficit in supplying of potable water to the residents of Lagos State, and said the intention of the Government is to discourage the drilling of boreholes by individual because of the inherent danger and risk to the environment. The Commissioner further stated that the cost of drilling borehole or patronizing the water vendor is far more expensive compared to getting Water from the Government.

While speaking at the event, the Lagos Water Corporation, Assistant General Manager, Mrs. Azeezat Modupeola Sadiq, representing the Managing Director, Engr. Muminu Adekunle Badmus spoke from the angle of the event’s theme: “Water and Jobs”, stated that if there is adequate water supply in the system, this can be translated to Job opportunity, and therefore, help the Government to reduce unemployment in the State. The AGM reiterated that the borehole drillers should register with the Corporation or face the wrought of the law, she concluded.

In his own contribution, the Executive Secretary of Lagos State Water Regulatory Commission, Arc. Ahmed Abdulahi said the yearly event provides avenue for the Government to draw the attention of all water Stakeholders to the importance of fresh water and how water can be sustainably conserved. He also identified ‘’water and jobs’’ as a major areas that can help the Government over unemployment in the State.

Signed.
For more information, please contact:
Mr. Anifowoshe O. R.
For: Controller, Media and Publicity Division.
Lagos Water Corporation
Headquarters, Ijora,
Lagos.

LAGOS WATER CORPORATION APOLOGISES OVER WATER DISRUPTION

Lagos Water Corporation has apologized to members of the public over the disruption of Water Supply to some parts of Lagos Metropolis.

In a statement issued by the Corporation’s Managing Director, Engineer Muminu Adekunle Badmus, at his Headquarters Office, Ijora, “the disruption of water supply to some parts of the metropolis is as a result of some technical challenges at our Akute-Intake Independent Power Project (IPP), and this is seriously affecting Power Supply to our Adiyan, Iju Major Waterworks and some Water Stations’ facilities across the State”.

Speaking further over the disruption of Water Supply, the Managing Director stated that the Engineers are working diligently to address the problems and find alternative power supply to our Waterworks, so that Water Production and Distribution will be at its optimal.

The MD also added that the members of the public can make further enquiries through the Help Lines and Customer Care Lines on 07045973012, 07045973013;

Toll-free: 0800-lagoswater (0800-52467-92837);

or visit LWC website: www.lagoswater.org.

He therefore appealed to the general public to please bear with the Corporation, and assured them that Water will be restored as soon as possible. He regretted any inconveniences caused during the period.

 

Signed.

For more information, please contact:

Mr. Anifowoshe Rasaq O.

For: Controller, Media and Publicity Division.

Lagos Water Corporation

Headquarters, Ijora,

Lagos.

 

WATER SELLERS COMMEND LAGOS WATER CORPORATION INITIATIVES

Water Sellers in Lagos State has commended Lagos Water Corporation for its initiative towards the sensitization of members of the Water Sellers in Lagos State i.e. Water Packagers, Vendors, Car Operators, Public Toilets and Bathroom Operators etc. on improved health and Safety of Water Supply from the Corporation, which gets to the public through their Operations and Reduction of Water Wastages. The Sensitisation meeting took place recently at the Corporation Headquarters, Ijora, Lagos.

While delivering a key note address at the forum, the Corporation’s Managing Director, Engineer Muminu Adekunle Badmus warned that ‘’it is illegal to sell illegally water obtained from LWC pipes without clearance from the Corporation, Connect illegally to any water pipe laid by the Corporation, Illegal bottling and packaging of water obtained from LWC pipes without clearance from the Corporation, as stated under the Lagos Water Sector Law No. 14a of 2004’’.

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He stated that many sellers fail to meet the LWC requirements, which include the following: To apply to the Corporation to be registered as a Commercial Water Operator, To ensure assessment of premises and operating conditions to meet standard specification. To make prompt payment for water charges, To report of leakages and to avoid illegal connections and extension of service lines.

Engineer Badmus said, this is a dawn of a new era, and that any operators who violated of standard of operations and who do not pay their charges as at when due will face the full wrought of the law.

The MD further stated that there should be a network between the Stakeholders/Operators and Lagos Water Corporation as a way of improving Water Supply in the State, and enjoined all the un-registered water sellers to avoid being sanctioned.

In his own contribution, the Executive Secretary of Lagos State Water Regulatory Board, Arc. Ahmed Kabir Abdulahi said the only credible water is LWC Water, because it conforms with the World Health Organisation Standard (WHO), and advised that people should migrate from borehole to LWC Water because it is only reliable source. He further stated that if it is a must to dig a borehole, then such person must seek the Government permit and also deal with professionals or experts.

The Assistant General Manager, Lagos Water Corporation, Mrs. Azeezat Modupe Sadiq urged the general public to report leakages, burst pipes and Vandalization through the help lines/Customer Care Lines: 07045973012, 07045973013, and appeal the customers to always pay for their Water rates as at when due, as such money is used to procure chemicals such as Alum, Hydrated lime etc for the treatment of the water.

The Assistant Chairman of Water Sellers Association in Lagos State, elder James Odedeyi commended the Lagos Water Corporation MD and the Management initiatives, and prayed that all their efforts will not be in vain.  He concluded that such meeting should be an on-going event to offer suggestions and rub minds together as a way of improving water supply in Lagos State, he concluded.

 

Signed.

For more information, please contact:

Mr. Akinmuleya O.

Controller, Media and Publicity Division.

Lagos Water Corporation

Headquarters, Ijora,

Lagos.

LWC TAKES IMPROVED WATER DELIVERY TO THE NEXT LEVEL IN YABA, EBUTE META AND IWAYA

Lagos Water Corporation had taken Water delivery to the next level in Yaba, Ebute Meta and Iwaya Zones. The Acting Managing Director of the Corporation, Engr. Deji Johnson made this known during the Stakeholders Sensitisation Forum on Rehabilitation and Expansion of Distribution Network in Yaba. The event took place at Yaba Local Council Development Area Office, Adekunle, Lagos, on Wednesday 22nd October, 2015.

In his speech, the Corporation’s acting MD believes an improvement in the water pipelines and mains will improve water delivery, because some of the pipes are leaking and encrusted due to age barriers. He said, the Corporation is mandated to provide potable water to the Lagosians, “with the water treatment facilities/install capacity to produce 210 MGD (Millions Gallon per Day) and presently water demand is 645 MGD, with the shortfall of 435 MGD; LWC should be able to deliver potable water to the people.

Engr. Johnson further stated that the forum is about sensitizing the people of Yaba, Ebute-Metta and Iwaya, to enlighten them on what we are doing in their domains. “I believe with LWC Contractors, Co-ordinator and Workers, things will definitely work out well”. LWC developed a Master Plan, with the hope that by year 2020, we’ll be able to meet the water demand of Lagos State. He said, this is the beginning for total enjoyment of our services, and further urged the customers to pay the water rates as at when due, because finance is important to put in place other services to deliver the best of what we can do. He said, in the process there will be element of disturbances, but the success is our aim, new mains with house connection, pre-paid meters will be installed to tell you what to pay for what you consume, he concluded.

In his own contribution, the Project Coordinator, Engr. Ipaye Raimi said water started coming out down to Ikoyi and Ebute-Metta form Iju, during the period of the colonial masters in 1901, and because of a lot of encrustations (such as roots of trees in pipes in drains, looking for water to drink) this disturbed water from flowing, because the root will burst the pipes. This is one reason why water is not flowing in this area.

He further stated that the company is laying a new pipe of about 56 Kilometers, ”we urged you to assist us by curbing the activities of the “Area boys” in order to serve you better, ‘’We are providing you treated water, far better than Borehole water which is not treated, not hygienic”. The Contractor representative further mentioned that, by year 2020, Lagos State population will hit 29 million, “we are planning for this huge population, which is the introduction of the Lagos Water Master Plan”.

He said, LWC is changing from Galvanized pipe period to High Density Pipe (HDPE), he went further that 60% of the water the Corporation produced is un-accounted for, and part of the problems is the wastage through the old pipes. HDPE pipe of about 110-315 Diameter is being introduced in Yaba, Ebute-Metta, Iwaya, Onike axis as a measure to curb this water wastages, with 3500 new house connection with pre-paid meters to help regulate water wastages, he re-affirmed.

The Project Contractor, Oceanic China Zhoughao added that the project is jointly funded by World Bank and French Government, there by seek for the co-operation, understanding and support of everyone residing in these areas towards the success of the project, and also to minimize the activities of the Social miscreants, popularly called Area Boys.

The Executive Secretary of Mainland Local Govt., Alhaja Rasheedat enjoined the people of Mainland, Yaba, Ebute-Meta, Iwaya and Onike, especially the Water vendors to heed the advice of the Lagos Water Corporation, she urged them to please support the program and be a good citizens of the State.

Also, her counterpart from Yaba Local Council Development Area, Mrs. Bola Lawal Olumegbon said the meeting is very important, because “Water is Life”. Lagos State Government is doing her part, they do not want pipes in drainages “please let us do our own part also by paying our water bills; this is for our own interest”. She said, the CDC through the CDA will be consulted before embarking on the assignment, especially when they are working on streets.

While giving the closing remarks, Oba of Igbobi-Sabe, Oba Adesina Adeniyi Owolabi – Maforunyomi I, thanked the Lagos Water Corporation for this laudable project and promised his support and also the people of the areas, he said no doubt, properties will be destroyed, because if there is “No pain, there will be No gain”, the contractor has promised to reinstate any property destroyed, he called on members of the public to please support the Contractor. He later thanked all the participants, and concluded that all our efforts will not be in vain.

LWC HOLDS STAKEHOLDERS SENSITISATION MEETING AT ITIRE-IKATE

Lagos Water Corporation held sensitization meeting with the stakeholders at Itire-Ikate Local Council Development Area on Wednesday 14th October, 2015.

While delivering a keynote address at the forum, the Managing Director Engr. Shayo Holloway said, “the Second National Urban Water Sector Reform Project (2NUWSRP) is being financed by the World Bank to compliment the achievement of the First National Urban Water Sector Reform Project the (1st NUWSRP) to improve the reliability of water supply, increase access to pipe borne water and improve the commercial viability of urban Water Utilities in Lagos.

He further explained that the essence of the meeting is to discuss and exchange ideas on how to facilitate the rehabilitation and extension of mains in the area and more importantly, to seek the cooperation and the understanding of the residents in the area of security as social miscreants (Area Boys) always create inhibitions for contractors during execution of water projects in the metropolis.

He also stated that the Corporation plans to connect 2000 houses in the community and the areas to benefit from this project are; Orile, Coker Aguda, Ijesha and Ikate Axis. In his words, “on completing the project, the residents of these areas should migrate from borehole to Lagos Water Corporation water supply, which is more reliable and hygienic, as study has shown that 10 years from now salt water will infiltrate into borehole and contaminate it”.

The Project Coordinator, Engr. Raimi Ipaiye, said that the scope of the project will entail rehabilitation of old pipes with leakages and encrustation as well as extension of pipes to increase access to potable water in more homes. He explained further that the corporation is adopting new technology by using high density polyethylene pipe (HDPE) as against the traditional types which will guarantee durability, flexibility and less prone to leakages. The project will equally involve installation of 2,000 ND20mm pre-paid domestic meters, 50 ND50mm pre-paid bulk meters for industrial/commercial users and electromagnetic/ultrasonic zonal meters for water auditing.

In response, Oba Lateef Abayomi Dauda of Itire thanked the government for the laudable project and enjoined the residents of the area to pray for its success.