Lagos State government, through the Lagos Water Corporation (LWC), has responded to a publication headlined “Iludun, host to Lagos Water Works, yet suffering lack and devastation.”
In a report by the Nation, the corporation’s Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Muminu Adekunle Badmus, said the state is committed to the safety of life and property of inhabitants of host communities of its facilities.
He said in line with international best practices, LWC carried out environment impact assessment prior to the execution of projects.
Badmus, an engineer, said the channel for backwash water was originally designed as a drainage, which became bigger over time.
According to him, it is the practice of the corporation to discharge wastewater into the approved channel.
He assured residents that efforts to remedy the situation have begun, with a study of the environment, to proffer a solution.
The consultant has completed the study and submitted a report to the government, which is being reviewed.