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Lagos State Water Corporation partners with USAID to improve access to potable water

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The Lagos State Water Corporation has declared its readiness to strengthen its partnership with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) on WASH as part of efforts to improve access to potable water supply in the State.

Managing Director/CEO of the corporation, Engr. Muminu Adekunle Badmus, stated this during the visit of a delegation from USAID to his office at the LWC Headquarters, Ijora, Lagos.

Engr. Muminu said the LWC is looking forward to continuing working with the USAID team on the safe Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) services towards the successful revitalisation of the project in Lagos State.

In his remarks, Dr. Joechim Ezeji, the leader of the visiting team said the purpose of the visit was to reveal CHEMONICS as the contractor for the improvement of water supply in the State. This, according to him, will also include support in the improvement of the Governance and regulatory framework in Lagos State.

Ezeji said the objectives of the WASH project include improving Water Service in Lagos, revamping Water Infrastructure, helping to transform LWC, Governance Regulation and improving service provisions.

He added that Lagos has all the requirements to ensure the success of the project due to the availability of manpower, resourceful administration and high political will, amongst others.

The team leader, however, solicited the cooperation of all stakeholders to ensure a successful outcome, saying “USAID is ready to give direction through a capable and committed team”.

In June 2022, USAID visited LWC for partnership in respect of a holistic revitalisation of the WASH sector to improve access to Water supply in Lagos State.

Prior to this development, USAID and the Lagos State Government had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to improve access to safe Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) services in Lagos.

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