20 Years After, Ambode Resuscitates Mosan Okunola Mini Waterworks

…Commissions Roads, School, Primary Health Centre, Others in Alimosho

After over 20 years of being moribund, Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Tuesday commissioned the resuscitated Abesan Housing Estate Mini Waterworks in Mosan Okunola Local Council Development Area (LCDA) of the State.
The Mini Waterworks has the capacity to produce 2 million gallons of water per day, and it would serve residents of Abesan Housing Estate as well as Baruwa Town and environs.
Governor Ambode, who also commissioned other projects in Alimosho Local Government Area of the State as part of activities marking his one year in office, said the project was in fulfillment of his promise to run an all inclusive government where no part of the State would be left behind.
The Governor, who was represented by the Special Adviser on Housing, Mrs Aramide Giwanson, said the water project would go a long way in reducing water related diseases and boost healthy living.
Other projects commissioned by the Governor in Alimosho are 7.2km Mosholasi-Ipaja Road, Ipinle Rere Primary Health Centre in Akowonjo and a block of 18 classrooms with modern facilities at Surulere Senior Grammar School, Alagbado.
In his welcome address, the State’s Commissioner for The Environment, Dr. Babatunde Adejare said with the commissioning of Mosan Okunola Mini Waterworks, the State now has 33 Mini Waterworks and 5 Major Waterworks.
Adejare, who was represented by the Group Managing Director of Lagos State Water Corporation, Engr. Muminu Badmus said the administration of Governor Ambode was on a steady journey to achieve the daily production of 540 million gallons of water to meet the demand of about 22 million population of the State, adding that presently, the State is producing 210 million gallons of water per day.
Earlier, the Executive Secretary of Mosan Okunola LCDA, Mrs Opeyemi Akindele said the water project was an eloquent testimony of a promise kept and delivered.
She said: “The residents of Mosan Okunola are very happy. The Governor promised to make this Water Works to work and today, that promise has been turned to reality.
“I want to say a very big thank you to Governor Ambode for a promise kept and delivered because water polution is now a thing of the past in this environment. We are going to be enjoying what others have been enjoying. We are going to be enjoying what we have been denied. This Water Project has been an abandoned project but now the Governor has resuscitated it and we are very happy.”
Also, a community leader and pioneer chairman of Mosan Okunola LCDA, Elder Abel Gbadejo said just in less than a year in office, Governor Ambode has performed creditably well, adding that the water project would improve the life style of people in the area as water is very important.

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