The Group Managing Director, Lagos Water Corporation, Mr. Muminu Badmus, says the government has designed water distribution kiosks across the state to bridge the shortfall in water supply and connect more residents to the central water system operated by the government. According to him, residents will be able to buy potable water at a cheaper price from vendors operating the kiosks.
Badmus said this at the inauguration of the Mosan Okunola Waterworks at the Abesan Housing Estate, Abesan. He explained that the corporation produced 210 million gallons per day as against the demand of 540 million gallons per day.
Badmus said, “The waterworks was built to supply two million gallons per day to the residents of Abesan Estate, Baruwa and other communities around. New water distribution kiosks are to be distributed across the state so that all the communities that have yet to be connected with the current water distribution network will have access to water supply.”
In his address, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode said the facility is part of the initiatives to create “a vibrant and viable 24-hour economy.”
Ambode, who was represented by the Special Assistant on Housing, Mrs. Mudirat Giwanson, also urged community leaders to be security conscious and protect the facility from miscreants.