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Published On: Thu, Aug 21st, 2014

Lagos: Fashola guarantees potable water by 2020

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Fashola2sssFrom Ayodele Samuel and Akilani Abdullah, Lagos

Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola yesterday said the state will meet the demand of potable water supply to the residents by the year 2020.

The governor who gave the assurance after inspecting on-going construction of Adiyan Water Works said the project is designed to put an end scarcity of potable water supply to the residents.

The governor who defied a heavy down pour also commissioned an 18 classroom block at Sonmori Senior Comprehensive High School located on College Road, Ifako Ijaiye, and First African Primary School, Iju –Ishaga. Speaking on the importance of the Ajiyan water works, he said, ” The construction work on the Adiyan water works phase II is in top gear.

The contractor has showed that they could work at night and hopefully, this will speed up the construction of the water works. “This is the third major water works in the state.

The first was the Iju water works which was built at about 1910. There was no major intervention in the state until 1991 when Adiyan water works phase I was constructed. That is a long time and the population continued to grow in the state.

Fashola therefore said, “The plan is that by 2020, we should be able to meet the plan of the citizens of the state.”

The governor explained that provision of water alone is never the answer to water scarcity but the conservation of water.

He said, “Like all utilities, one can never over supply, so to have adequate supply, it requires minimization of waste, conservation.

“Work on the Ifako-Ijaiye mini stadium is on-going and it will be completed as we go.

It is a commitment I made to them and I assured them that I will deliver it. And hopefully we will finish it before 2015.”

 

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