The Lagos State Water Regulatory Commission signs MOU on Water and Sanitation.
The Lagos State Water Regulatory Commission on Thursday signed a major Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with a leading global organization that is focused on water and Sanitation, WaterAid International.
The Commissioner for Environment, Mr. Tunji Bello said the collaboration was a significant milestone for the state government in the efforts to ensure clean and safe water for residents.
He recalled the strategic decision of the present administration of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, upon inception, to merge Water Services with the Ministry of the Environment for proper coordination and effective service delivery.
He added that the latest partnership with WaterAid would greatly help to improve capacity development and regulatory framework.
Executive Secretary of LSWRC, Mrs. Funke Adepoju said it was gratifying that the partnership with WaterAid had finally been consummated through the signing of the MoU.
“The giant strides of WaterAid in advocacy initiatives on the expansion of sustainable water, sanitation and hygiene services in at-risk communities around Nigeria can only be appreciated", she added.
Country Director, WaterAid Nigeria, Evelyn Mere remarked that with the partnership, WaterAid and LSWRC are set to make a big difference towards changing the lives of people for good.
She said “WaterAid recognizes that strong partnerships are central to achieving our goals and are very delighted to deepen this partnership with the Lagos State Water Regulatory Commission”.
Essentially, the partnership between LSWRC and WaterAid is designed to provide the relevant knowledge needed to strengthen the Commission's capacity to deliver on its mandate of regulating water supply and waste management services.
It will also contribute to the expansion of access to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) in the State, thereby advancing efforts towards realizing Sustainable Development Goal Six and providing clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene for everyone in a sustainable manner.