The Lagos Water Corporation (LWC) has condemned the stealing of water pipes at the Ishasi major waterworks.
The LWC Managing Director, Mr Muminu Badmus, said this in a statement on Friday in Lagos.
Badmus, however, appealed to security agencies to help in recovering the stolen pipes.
“The World Bank and state government-funded and procured water pipes of different sizes, according to a current market value estimated at about one billion nairas.
“All these were carted away by unknown persons and all efforts to identify and arrest the culprits proved abortive.
“Twelve loaded trucks of water pipes ranging from 2000mm, 1500mm, 900mm, 600mm, 500mm, 450mm to 400mm diameters and six heavy-duty cranes Hiab vehicle left the four Million Gallons per Day (MGD), Ishasi waterworks pipes yard.
“These carted away pipes were meant for the distribution of water to the residents of Ishasi and environs,” he said.
Badmus pleaded with security operatives in the state to assist the corporation in retrieving the water pipes, noting that no permission was granted for the removal of the items.