“OUR AIM IS TO IMPROVE ACCESS TO POTABLE WATER SUPPLY IN LAGOS” – LWC MD/CEO
Lagos State Government, through the Lagos Water Corporation (LWC), has said her aim is to improve access to potable water supply in the State.
This was disclosed today Tuesday 4th April, 2023, by the Managing Director of Lagos Water Corporation, Engr. Muminu Adekunle Badmus during the visit of executives of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) on revitalisation of the safe Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) sector to the Water House, the Corporation’s Headquarters in Ijora, Lagos.
USAID had visited the Corporation to unveil ‘Chemonics’ as a contractor for the improvement of water supply in the State. This will also include support for the improvement of the governance and regulatory framework in Lagos State.
In his statement, Engr. Muminu said that the aim of the Corporation is to improve access to potable water supply in the State, adding that it was a great pleasure working with the USAID team for determined success of the project, as availability of water supply is key.
“We need to look for benefits and values from this project, as many people are expected to enjoy from improved service delivery”
While enumerating, the objectives of the project, the USAID team representative, Dr. Joechim Ezeji stated that the project objectives included:
- Improvement of Water Service in Lagos,
- Revamp of Water Infrastructure,
- Support transformation of LWC, for improved governance, regulation and service provisions.
Mr. Ezeji added that Lagos has all the ingredients to succeed, with the presence of Manpower, Resourceful administration, High Political will, amongst others.
He however sought for everyone’s cooperation as far as success is concerned. “USAID is ready to give direction through a capable and committed team”. He added.
Recall that on June 22nd, 2022, USAID had visited LWC for partnership for a holistic revitalisation of the WASH sector to improve access to Water supply. It was also revealed that USAID has provided financing within the range of $40-44million USD to support Infrastructure rehabilitation, Capacity Building, Institutional Strengthening, Improvement in Governance, among others.
Prior to this development, precisely on the 8th December, 2021, USAID and the Lagos State Government had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to improve access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services.