Lagos assembly expresses concern over unavailability of water supply

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The Lagos State House of Assembly Committee on Environment has expressed concern over unavailability of water supply in the state during its oversight visit to the Lagos State Water Corporation (LWC).

The committee led by Honourable Adebola Shabi expressed the concern in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Lagos.

The statement was issued by Mrs Kehinde Fashola, the Deputy Director, Corporate Affairs and Brand Management Unit, LWC.

Shabi expressed concern over the unavailability of water supply in most homes in the state.

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He also emphasised  the need for the House to ensure that the interests and rights of their constituents were protected.

He requested a comprehensive report of the  ongoing infrastructural projects and the challenges faced by the LWC in producing water supply.

The Managing Director of LWC, Engr. Mukhtaar Tijani, while receiving the committee members, assured them that he had been working diligently to ensure water supply reaches most homes in the state.

Tijani cited the recent connection of Baruwa Community to Mosan Okunola Waterworks as one of the steps taken to achieve this goal.

The Executive Director, Operations, Eng. Taiwo Omolanke, thanked the honourable members for their visit and support.

Omolanke acknowledged the challenges faced by the LWC, including the reluctance of customers to pay for water,  already subsidised by the state government.

She announced plans to meter all customers to ensure accountability for water produced.

Other Assembly members present included Honourable Lanre Afini, the Chairman of the House Committee on Environment Ministry and Honourable Simon Apata, the Chairman of the House Committee on Procurement. (NAN)

By Henry Oladele

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