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Lagos assures residents of potable water supply

The Lagos Water Corporation (LWC) on Saturday, July 22, 2023, assured residents of its commitment toward provision of potable water supply to every home in the state.

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Potable water. Photo credit: Ravi Kant

LWC Managing Director, Mukhtaar Tijani, said this in a statement through the Executive Director, Operations, Helen Taiwo.

Tijani gave the assurance to the residents at the just concluded Lagos Urban Water and Sanitation Hygiene (LUWASH), Wrap up event.

He stressed that LUWASH had started on a good stand by bringing drivers of the water project together to discuss, assess and fully participate on the activities of the LUWASH for the past weeks.

Tijani added that, as leaders, it was one of their responsibilities to encourage people to work for results as he believed in his team, being experienced in their various fields.

“Leadership matters in this dispensation and, with the help of Almighty God, we shall drive the mantle of leadership of LWC to greater destination.

“I have been confronted by Lagosians on their water needs in the state and we shall do our best.

“I really appreciate and I am willing to work with you for remaining time,” he said.

He added that the LWC was brainstorming towards the re-introduction of Performance Implementation Programme (PIP), as part of the strategies for improved service delivery and revenue generation.

Tijani said this would help to accelerate the provision and delivery of water supply in the state while improving revenue regeneration of the corporation.

“PIP as strategy employed, triumphed and recorded some outstanding and memorable performances and achievements in terms of improved production and huge revenue generation in the LWC.

“It was discontinued because of some challenges such as effective leadership, and communication problems, centralised autonomy, sustainability and incentive issues, among others,” he said.

LUWASH is an implementation partner of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The Lagos State Government is partnering USAID in the implementation of LUWASH.

The goal of the partnership is to increase the availability and sustainable management of safe water in Lagos State by improving the performance of public and private service providers.

It is also to strengthen the legal and regulatory framework, enhancing the capacity of sector institutions to upscale accountability and transparency, among others.

By Henry Oladele

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