USAID partners Lagos Govt to boost water supply statewide

In its bid to improve access to safe water in the Lagos State, the government, through the Lagos Water Corporation (LWC) in partnership with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is planning a holistic revitalisation of the Lagos Urban Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (LUWASH) sector to boost water supply to its residents.

This was revealed during the recent visit of USAID team led by Dr. Joechim Ezeji, to the LWC 45 Million Gallons per Day (MGD) Iju Waterworks to access the status of the facility.

Ezeji added that the agency has been discussing with various stakeholders, including the state government, water regulatory authorities, contractors, among others to facilitate the exercise.

He, however, said that the agency is interested in making water supply services available to the populace, especially the less privileged.

“We want the poor people to get or feel the impact of the investment, as USAID is supporting/financing with 10 per cent of $400m amounting to $40m to $44m to support Infrastructure rehabilitation, capacity building, institutional strengthening, improvement of governance, among others.”

Ezeji applauded the management of LWC, led by the Managing Director/CEO, Muminu Adekunle Badmus, for showing commitment and interest in the programme.

It would be recalled that USAID, and the state government on December 8, 2021, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to improve access to safe water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) services.

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