SANWO-OLU TOURS LWC WATER PLANTS, SETS TO COMPLETE 70MGD ADIYAN II WITHIN 18MONTHS


In his aspirations to make Lagos a greater State, His Excellency, Governor of Lagos state, Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu is set to complete the 70Million Gallons per Day (MGD) Adiyan II within 18months.

The Governor made this statement during his tour to the Lagos Water Corporation Facilities, Adiyan, Iju plants and Akute Intakes today Thursday 10th October, 2019.

Mr. Sanwo-Olu, who was received by the Group Managing Director/CEO, Lagos Water Corporation, Engr. Muminu Adekunle Badmus at the ongoing Adiyan II plant stated that “our commitment in provision and supply of potable water in the State is how to complete the Water project within 18 months”.

He added that 70MGD is a massive gallons of water any where in Nigeria, adding that his administration would finalize the funding aspect of the project to make the plant working for the citizens of the state towards bringing additional 70MGD to the already existing Water capacities in the State.

He stressed that on completion the Adiyan II Water project would reduce water born disease, as one of ways to measure poverty, is lack of access to drinking water, as stated in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), goal 6.

70MGD Adiyan phase II construction was commissioned to Zalini Nigeria Ltd. by Governor Babatunde Raji Fashola’s administration, on completion, the milestone project would serve western axis of the State.

Other places toured by the State Governor included 45MGD Iju Waterworks and Akute Intakes (source of raw water supply to both 70MGD Adiyan I and 45MGD Iju Waterworks).

Governor Sanwo-Olu was accompanied by his Deputy, Dr. Hamzat Kadiri, Chief of Staff, Mr. Muri Okunola, and some Executive members of Lagos State Cabinet.

ACTIVITIES OF ROAD CONSTRUCTION, A CHALLENGE TO WATER SUPPLY IN LAGOS – LWC

Just in – Activities of road construction has been ascribed to the challenge of water supply in Lagos.

This was revealed by the Lagos Water Corporation, today, Wednesday 9th October, 2019, at a Stakeholders meeting between the residents of Apapa and Lagos Water Corporation, South West Region, at the Apapa Local Government Secretariat, Burma Road, Apapa, Lagos.

Representing the LWC Managing Director/CEO, Engr. Muminu Badmus, the Executive Director, Engineering and Technical Service (ETS), Engr. Ijaiya Suraj in his statement stated that the purpose of the meeting is to keep the residents of Apapa area of Lagos abreast on the situation of water supply in the Area.

Engr. Ijaiya said, the challenge of water disruption in the area and adjoining communities is as a result of the ongoing activities of Road Construction in the area.

He added that Dangote group of company has contracted an Apapa Road Construction to Hi-Tech Construction Company in the area which has resulted to a threat in Water supply in the area.

“Due to the ongoing Road Construction in Apapa, there has been Water disruption in the area, as a result of Water leakages, Damages to Water pipes, mains and other Water facilities in the area.

The affected roads/streets are: Wharf road, Liverpool road, wharehouse road, creek road, marine road, Burma road, among others.

“Also the activities have affected the Corporation largely, resulting to non revenue water, as LWC loosing million gallons of water daily.

“The corporation has cried to the Hi-tech Construction company for reimbursment/fixing and repair of the pipes, and other damages to LWC facilities, but nothing is forthcoming”.

The Executive Director urged the residents, to please stand up to their right of water enjoinment, by asking the construction company to fix the leaks and other damages so that they can continue to enjoin Water supply in the area.

Engr. Ijaiya added that for the Corporation to sustain water supply to Lagosians, they should pay their water bills as when due.

He added that the Corporation has installed watee meters in some areas of the State, yet, the public is not paying, noting that the Corporation service is not profit venture business.

The Corporation demands Customers Attitudinal change towards settlement of water bills, as the Corporation is improving to expand supply to meet ever increasing demand of Lagos, adding that the residents should work together with the Corporation to achieve its aims and objectives.

He however reassured the Apapa residents that the Corporation is ever committed in providing potable water supply in Lagos, and enjoined the general public to support the Corporation by paying their bills regularly.

A resident of Apapa, A CDA member, Mr. Bakare Rufai, who spoke at the meeting expressed his feelings on shortage of water supply in the area, which had been a global issue, requesting the Corporation to expand its supply, through more pipes/mains extension to meet the demands.

Another resident, Mr. Keshinro Ajibola condemned the activities of the Hi-Tech Construction Company towards water disruption in Apapa and other adjoining communities, as the importance of water cannot be over emphasis.

The resident explained that before the emergence of road construction in the community, there had been regular water supply in major area, though, not every street, enjoined the Corporation to extend potable water to other areas, and replace the old pipes/mains.

Urging the Corporation to solve the water problem, by supplying clean, clear and safe Water, adding that water from the informal sector cannot be guaranteed, compare to LWC potable water.

The LWC South East Region Business Manager (RBM), Mrs. Oluranti Taiwo assured the residents of improve in service delivery, enjoined the Customers to pay their bills as when due, appealled to Lagosians to help the Corporation to serve them better, as Water is not free.

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE CELEBRATION

As we celebrate 2019 Nigeria Independence Anniversary, the Management of Lagos Water Corporation congratulates and wishes all our Esteemed Customers a memorable celebration.

LWC thanks you all for your continuous Understanding, Cooperation and Support for believing so much in our indefatigable leadership towards sustainable uninterrupted water supply in Lagos State, as we are improving on water supply in the State.

We however apologizing on our defects, particularly, in the area of water disruption due to unavoidable circumstances/challenges, majorly power supply.

As we are always committed to better service delivery to Lagosians, we urge you to help us sustain the supply towards prompt payment of your water bills as when due.

Please, bear with us as we reassure you of uninterrupted potable water supply to every home in the State soon.

For comments, enquiries and report on water leakage, burst pipes etc, pls. call our Customers Care lines on 07045973012, 07045973013.

Wishing you Happy Independence Day Nigeria @ 59 !!!

LWC … working to serve better!!!

LWC RESTORES WATER SUPPLY

Dear Premium Customer,

As part of the Corporation’s commitment towards sustainable Water supply in Lagos State, LWC is set to commence Water supply to the affected areas of the State which supply had been disrupted as a result of power outage from National grid.

As we have connected to our Independent Power Plant, Akute, LWC apologise for the low in water supply, while thanking you for your continuous understanding and Cooperation.

LWC … working to serve you better!

*GAS OUTAGE DISRUPTS WATER SUPPLY IN LAGOS*

Dear Premium Customer,

The current disruption of Water Supply is as a result of a Gas Outage from the Independent Power Plant (IPP) at Akute .

Please, be assured that water supply will be restored soon, as the Corporation is working on alternative power supply to commence production and supply of potable Water to Lagosians.

Thank you for your continuous patronage.

Nigeria, Poland brainstorm on water management as trade volume hits $150m

Poland and Nigeria are to brainstorm on water resource management, among other areas of social services, a move expected to further cement the relationship between both countries just as the trade volume between them has increased to $150 million.
Speaking at a Water Challenges Brainstorming Session–Nigeria–Poland in Lagos at the weekend, official of GovTech Polska, Prime Minister’s Office, Poland, Antoni RyTel, noted that the two countries could learn and tap ideas that could move them forward from each other.Rytel told The Guardian that the challenges of water resource in Nigeria were similar to those of Poland, but with a different scope.

“The problem of scarcity, purity, accessibility of water, are problems that do not really fit into just national boundaries alone. It is a global issue. This is the reason we think both countries can actually exchange ideas through this event, which is holding simultaneously in Lagos and Poland and then we can breadth ideas on each other and birth their implementation,” he said.

Rytel, who said Poland’s trade volume with Nigeria has increased to $150 million yearly, said Nigeria could learn a lot from Poland in the areas of water management, software development and energy utilisation, among others.

“Although Poland is not as big as Nigeria, we can work together on different fronts. In Poland, we manage our water resources very well; all rivers in Poland 20 years ago were polluted, but now we drink their waters because we have transformed them. We hope to learn from this kind of workshop and ready to lend our ideas as soon as they are ready.”

On her part, Lagos Bureau Chief, Polish Investment & Trade Agency (Representative Office), Justyna Sitarska, pointed out that the programme was part of Polish Investment Policy and Trade aimed at fostering business relationship between both countries.

Sitarska, who revealed that her office was responsible for trade and investments in relation to Nigeria, said they are helping Nigerian importers and distributors to find the right suppliers in Poland for the right products and pricing.

The programme, she said, was organised in collaboration with GOVTECH, Poland, which is targeted at helping regular citizens bring their ideas and problems to limelight, some of which are related to water.

Meanwhile, Group Managing Director/CEO, Lagos Water Corporation, Muminu Badmus, has revealed that said only about 30 per cent of Lagosians are currently serviced by the corporation. Badmus, one of the jurists at the programme, said: “About 30 per cent are currently on our supply list and out of this, about 23 per cent are serviced adequately. Our capacity can actually serve about seven million people. Lagos has about 21 million population, so with the capacity utilization, we can only service about 3.5 million people presently.” Responding, Director, Water Quality Control and Sanitation, Federal Ministry of Water Resources, Emmanuel Awe, noted that there were several issues affecting the sector, which has prompted President Muhammadu Buhari to declare a state of emergency in the sector.

FULFILMENT OF PROMISES

…….your legacy is your impact in the lives of others.

Years 2016/217 batches of Bond Certificates presentation ceremony of Lagos Water Corporation retirees has come and gone, but the indelible legacy and the memory still linger in our minds.

Words are not enough to describe the beauty and the lessons of that beautiful Thursday 12th September, 2019 at the Lagos Water Corporation, Headquarters, Ijora, Lagos.

There was a wide and huge jubilation/rejoicing from different angles. This came in form of Prayers, Laughter, Dancing, Jumping, Prostrating, Crying (cry of joy) Group photographs and above all, Singing by the LWC 2016/2017 retirees, families, friends and well wishers with the song, “Baba o baba o baba o, Oluwa da Baba si fun wa, (Father o father o father o, Almighty God preserve father for us).

All these Encomiums and Accolades were coming the way of the Lagos Water Corporation, Managing Director/CEO, Engr. Muminu Adekunle Badmus, not only fulfilling the promise made, but also putting smiles on the faces of retirees and for them to be alive and witness the glorious day.

The retirees were all gathered with beautiful atires at the Water house to collect and enjoy the fruits of their labour, in company of their families, relatives, friends and well wishers to celebrate the big event.

Little did we know that the encomium would be part of the MD/CEO’s rewards in Life for fulfillment of promises, as his legacy has started impacting in the lives of others.

Almighty God has decreed “for fulfilling promises great benefits/rewards in this world and in the Hereafter, in addition to the obvious benefits of creating a righteous and stable society.

“It is absolutely, decisively, and indispensably important to keep a promise, as the real rank of humans is in fact their eternal rank, which is their rank with God, and their rank in the Hereafter”.

Charles F. Stanley once said and I quote, “What you do and say lives on in the hearts and minds of others, to some degree, with a definite result or consequence.”

The payments of the pension to the retirees will definitely transform the lifes of majority of the retirees, the day’s memory will continue to linger in their minds, no doubt.

Let me place you on records, in the year 2015, while resuming into office as the Managing Director/CEO, Lagos Water Corporation, Engr. Muminu Adekunle Badmus has made his intention known that payment of LWC pensioners is part of his priorities. Since then bond certificates presentation to the LWC retirees has been topmost in his agenda, and a continuous exercise, as the number one citizen of the largest water producer in sub Sahara African has been leaving to expectations, taken nearly everyone by surprise.

Another thing is to make a promise, another is to fulfill it, knowing the gravity of breaking an oath.

It is clearly stated in the Holy book that, all promises are regarded as having Allah (God) as their witness and guarantor. In the hadith, he who made a promise and then saw a better thing to do, should do the better thing and make an act of atonement for breaking the promise. It is forbidden to break an oath.

It is on the premises, that the LWC boss has defeated nearly everyone’s imagination/expectation, knowing that it is only Almighty God that is all perfect, all knowing.

Earlier on Wednesday 15th August, 2019, while meeting the retirees at the Alausa Waterworks, MD/CEO said and I quote “I always have your (retirees) interest at heart and by God’s grace I wish to pay all 2017 and part of 2018 before end of the year.

The promise made in August has been fulfilled in September, 2019 by the LWC boss with a stainless record.

Expectations are high for the 2018 retirees bond certificates presentation, as the Head, administration and Human Resources has signalled this to MD’s attention.

Thank God Almighty, the State Government, the LASPEC, the Union bodies (AUPCTER, SSASCGOC), the Management and entire Staff of the Corporation for your support and efforts towards making the day a reality as we look forward to 2018 batch of retirees bond certificates presentation.

Yes! it might be too early for the rewards of keeping promise to come for the MD/CEO, but one thing is certain God Almighty is all Knowing and all fulfilling and shall continue direct our noble course.

There is doubt that Engr. Badmus has made a strong statement, an indelible legacy for others coming behind to follow.

We cannot thank the MD/CEO enough for this great achievement, but we shall continue to pray to Almighty God to preserve, guide, support, bless the MD/CEO with wisdom, good health and sound mind to transform the Corporation to a better place of higher level for us.

God’s willing, we shall all live long to enjoy the fruits of our labour in good and sound health. Nobody will rise up for a minute for me and you when it is time to reap the sweat of our efforts/labour, Amen.

LWC FELICITATES WITH NEW LAGOS STATE CABINET, SEEKS SUPPORT

Lagos Water Corporation yesterday Friday 30th August, 2019 was on a felicitation visit to the new Lagos State Cabinet members, as the Corporation seek support from the State Government in its bid to meet water demand in the State.

The Corporation was led by the Managing Director/CEO, Engr. Muminu Adekunle Badmus, in company of the Chief Operating Officer, Engr. Deji Johnson; Head, Technical Services, Engr. Suraj Ijaiya; Head, Administration and Human Resources, Mrs. Lyla Oki; Head, Sales and Commercial, Mr. Michael Ajose; Head, Budget and Planning, Mrs. S. Opeifa; Head, Finance and Accounts, Mrs. Saint John; Company Secretary, Mr. Lanre Fashola and Manager, Corporate Communication, Mr. Anifowoshe Rasaq.

The Water family arrived the Lagos State seat of power and visited some ministries at the Lagos Secretariat to congratulate and seek assistance from the State Government to improve on its operations.

The Ministries and Offices visited were, Ministry of Science and Technology, Office of Secretary to the State Government; cabinet Office; Parastatal Monitoring Office, among others.

It is no hidden facts that the Management of the Corporation, under the amiable leadership of Engr. Badmus has been very proactive and working relentlessly to improving the quantity and quality of water supplying Lagosians.

In his presentation, Engr. Badmus stated “On our part, the Lagos Water Corporation has developed plans and strategies towards increasing water production and supply in the State.

The Corporation has developed a Lagos Water supply Master Plan and a Strategic Business Plan as a “Road Map” to take Water production capacity of the State to 492 million gallons per day by the year 2023 to close water demand gap significantly.

Therefore, in our bid to carry everyone along, we have widened our data base to effectively supply water to more Lagosians, we have deployed water meters to properties across the state, so people can pay for the actual amount of water they consume.

While thanking His Excellency, Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu, Lagos State Governor and His Deputy, Dr. kadiri Hamzat for their assistance towards payments of some outstanding debt, he however, seek for more support from the State Government towards full implementation of the plans/strategies in whatever form to achieve desire goals, as the citizens are yearning for improved service delivery.

He stressed further, presently, “we are serving 30% Lagosians, but we want to reach out to every home in the State, that is why we need you all to help us convey our message to our Excellency.

“We also want all ministries and the House of Assembly to connect/tap to the State Water, because “Charity begins at home”, noting that there is dedicated Waterworks to the Lagos State Secretariat and its environs, Alausa Waterworks, Engr. Badmus added.

While responding to the statement made by the MD/CEO, the Commissioner for Science and Technology, Mr. Hakeem Fahm said, “We’ll do our best to convey your message to the authority. We make sure we get your message to the Government.

“Continue to sensitize the general public on your plans for better understanding.

“We’ll also get the message to the Federal Government, so that other states would follow your footsteps”.

Mr. Fahm added, We know, you and your staff are doing great work by pumping out quality water. We shall complement your efforts by bringing our staff to assist you in terms of technology advancement/ development, which would improve your efficiency.

The Permanent Secretary, Science and Technology, Mr. Olatunbosun Alake, added that the Ministry would assist through the Ministry’s focus, ‘Innovation and technology’, as provision of Water is one of the priorities of the State.

“To tackle local people’s problems, you need to look into local technology”, he stated.

While visiting the Office of the Secretary to the State Government, Mrs. Folashade Jaji, she urged the Corporation to force every Ministry and State House of Assembly to tap into the LWC service, adding that every one is on the issue together.

“This administration has brought us water in Lagos and is our responsibility to connect into it.

“This office operates an open door policy, we are ready to support you, as LWC is welcome at any time”, she concluded.

The Permanent Secretary, Cabinet Office, Mrs. Durosimi Etti Olorunkemi, applauded the Corporation for the initiative, and wonderful job in improving service delivery in the State. She assured the Corporation of support and assistance from her Office.

Permanent Secretary, Parastatal Monitoring Office, Mr. Taofeeq Fashola also reassured the Corporation of continuous working relationship, as he is a friend of the house.

The Corporation is expected to visit and felicitate with the Commissioner, Ministry for the Environment, Mr. Tunji Bello, Permanent Secretary, Environment, Mrs. Odeneye Belinda and Permanent Secretary, Drainage System, Engr. Shodehide Olalekan Nurudeen.

ENGR. BADMUS PUT SMILE ON THE FACES OF LWC RETIREES, ASSURES 2017 RETIREES FULL PAYMENT BEFORE END OF THE YEAR

The Lagos Water Corporation, Managing Director/CEO, Engr. Muminu Adekunle Badmus has on everything again put smile on the faces of LWC retirees, assured all the 2017 retirees full payment before end of the year 2019.

He made this statement while meeting with the LWC retirees at the Alausa Waterworks, today Wednesday 28th August, 2019.

“I am always keen on the issues of our retirees, as I always put the interest of the them at the forefront since joining the Corporation in 2015”

MD said, he always put the retirees issues as priority, adding that he wants the retirees to be always happy.

He however, promised to settle parts of 2018 retirees before end of the year.

He commended the retirees representative, by putting pressure on the LWC Management on the payment.

Engr. Badmus however added that he is not always happy seeing the retirees without collecting their money, as everyone needs money for one thing or the other.

“I must confess God Almighty is listening to your prayers, and I pray nobody will come to collect your money on your behalf, Amen.

“We presently have a listening Government who is ever ready to do his best for the Corporation.”

His excellency, Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu, Lagos State Governor, has given us some money in which parts will be used to pay 2017 retirees and some of 2018 retirees.

He appreciated the Governor and his deputy for their support for the Corporation.

In his remarks, Mr. Sheriff Akinpelu, described the day as a special day with special visitor in attendance, while thanking the MD for his efforts towards putting smile on the faces of the Corporation’s retirees.

While giving the vote of thanks on behalf of the retirees, Mr. Kareem Bariyu O., thanked the MD/CEO for his unquantifiable efforts, and prayed for God’s blessings for the entire Management and Staff of the Corporation.

LWC offers Water quality, testing & analysis

This is to inform the general public that Lagos Water Corporation offers a wide range of ground water, waste water, and drinking water testing and analysis laboratory services in support of site remediation, studies, and other projects.

The services include:

1, Comprehensive/full analysis of water sample.
2, Chemical Demand Test (Determination of type and quality of chemical for your water sample (boreholes).
3, Physical and Chemical analysis of water sample.
4, Microbiology analysis of water sample.
5, Treatment chemical analysis (Potency test), such as Alum, Lime, Soda, HTH etc.

Please visit:
Lagos Water Corporation
Water Quality Assurance Department
Room 509B
5th floor
Water House, Ijora, Lagos
OR
Call/WhatsApp: Niyi Okubena on 07030992192