22nd February, 2011
Governor Babatunde Fashola has commissioned the Ojokoro Mini Water Works in Ojokoro Local Council Development Area, Lagos State, southwest Nigeria.
The water works will supply two million gallons of water to the community per day. It is the 10th Mini Water works commissioned by the governor, with a total capacity to supply 20 million gallons of water per day across the metropolis.
Commissioning the water works, Fashola said it would supply two million gallons of water per day to the community, and that it was part of the dividends of democracy.
He stated that before now, he had commissioned several mini water works across the state, and the government would soon commission three more before the end of his first tenure.
Fashola said that the government also built a 12.5 mega watts Independent Power Project, IPP to power the Iju and Adiyan waterworks which was producing at a lesser capacity before now.
He stated that the waterworks now supplies 105 million gallons of water per day as a result of the uninterrupted power supply generated by the IPP.
Group Managing Director, Lagos Water Corporation, Engr. Shayo Holloway said the Ojokoro Mini Water Works was one of the 15 water works the government promised to build before the expiration of the first tenure.
He said the project was delivered with a reticulation of five kilometres to service 500 houses at a time.
â€œFashola promised to deliver to deliver 15 mini water works and many of them have been commissioned. He built a 12.5 mega watts IPP to service Iju and Adiyan Water works which is responsible for 90 percent of water consumed in the metropolis.
â€œBefore the IPP, power supply was very erratic and since it was built, power supply has increased from 22 per cent to 57 per cent. We are working on the Ota-Ikosi mini water works that will serve lots of people in Ikorodu,â€ he stated,
Holloway said presently, the corporation was working on the second phase of the Adiyan Water Works which would supply 70 million gallons of water per day to several communities.
He added that the ongoing Odomola Water Works would supply additional 70 million gallons of water per day to the community when completed and called on Lagosians to vote for the governor to get a second term ticket to complete the works he had started.