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

The governor gave the assurance on Tuesday after
inspecting the ongoing construction in the Adiyan
waterworks.

He said the project was designed to put an end to
scarcity of potable water supply to the residents.

The governor, who also inaugurated an 18 classroom
block at Sonmori Senior Comprehensive High School,
College Road, Ifako Ijaiye and First African Primary
School, Iju–Ishaga, said the All Progressives
Congress would continue to provide dividends of
democracy to the people.

Fashola said, “The construction work in the Adiyan
waterworks phase II is in top gear. The contractor
has shown that his men could work at night and
hopefully, this will speed up the construction of the
waterworks.

“This is the third major waterworks in the state. The
first was the Iju waterworks which was built in 1910.

There was no major intervention in the state until
1991 when Adiyan waterworks phase I was
constructed. That was a long time and the population
continued to grow in the state.

“This is direct government funding. The long term
plan is that we will need more of this to be able to hit
the water demands of the residents of the state. 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
was never the answer to water scarcity, but the
conservation of water.

He said, “Like all utilities, one can never oversupply.
So, to have adequate supply, it requires minimisation
of waste and water conservation.

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