Lagos State Government has restated its stance on clean and safe water provision to every resident of the State, assuring that it will not compromise its position or accept water production below acceptable standards from any water producing company.
The Executive Secretary, Lagos State Water Regulatory Commission, Arc Kabiru Abdullahi reiterated this while addressing the National and State executives of the Association of Table Water Producers in Nigeria when the association paid a courtesy visit to the Commission in Alausa, Ikeja on Tuesday.
He maintained that “quality water production is the standard set by this government and anyone who fails to comply with the position of the regulatory body will not be allowed to operate because government places high premium on the well-being of all residents of this State”.
While promising that the State government would continue to provide an enabling environment for all business owners to thrive in the State, the Commission Scribe added that business owners must also strive not to bring the names of their Enterprise and their Association to disrepute through shoddy and unhealthy practices.
Arc. Abdullahi challenged the executives of the association to prevail on their members to pay utmost attention to the laws regulating the water industry, which according to him, would engender a more cordial relationship between the State government and the water stakeholders and would also increase public confidence in the sector.
The National President of the association, Mrs. Clementina Ativie Chinwe, promised that the association will continue to work hand-in-hand with the Lagos State Government to sanitize the industry.
She promised that the association would embrace better and new initiatives from the State government for the purpose of improving their businesses and in the interest of residents of the State.
Also, the National Secretary and President of the Osun State chapter of the Association, Mr. Lekan Lamoye commended the activities of Lagos State Water Regulatory Commission, stressing that the Commission has set a standard to be followed by other States in the country.
“It is a lesson to all states, particularly states in the south-west to take a cue from the Lagos State Government’s cordial relationship with its stakeholders”, he added.