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Lagos assembly committee expresses concern over dry taps in Lagos

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

Led by Honourable Adebola Shabi, the committee highlighted the issue in a statement released on Thursday. The statement, issued by Mrs. Kehinde Fashola, Deputy Director of Corporate Affairs and Brand Management Unit at LWC, emphasised the importance of ensuring that the interests and rights of constituents are protected.

Shabi requested a comprehensive report on ongoing infrastructural projects and the challenges faced by the LWC in producing water supply. He stressed the need for the House to ensure that water supply reaches most homes in the state.

Receiving the committee members, LWC Managing Director Engr. Mukhtaar Tijani assured them of his commitment to improving water supply. He cited the recent connection of Baruwa Community to Mosan Okunola Waterworks as a significant step towards achieving this goal.


Executive Director of Operations, Engr. Taiwo Omolanke, thanked the committee members for their visit and support. Omolanke acknowledged the challenges faced by the LWC, including customer reluctance to pay for subsidized water, and announced plans to meter all customers to ensure accountability.

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

Source: NAN

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