August 16, 2023
The Chairman of Ojodu LCDA, Hon Segun Odunmbaku today attended the 4th Lagos State International Water Conference themed “Accelerating Sanitation And Hygiene In A Megacity: Regulation And Innovation” held at the Grand Ball Room of Eko Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Organized and hosted by the Lagos State Water Regulatory Commission, the conference is a gathering of sector stakeholders, practitioners, development partners and private investors to bring a clear understanding of challenges affecting sustainable access to safely managed sanitation and hygiene services in Lagos and to discuss financing opportunities, regulation, innovation and the role of technology in the sector.
Mrs Funke Adepoju, Executive Secretary of the regulatory body in her welcome address said the conference is part of a conscious effort by the Commission to bring up the discussions to address the myriad of challenges confronting the sector, suggesting solutions to effective sanitation management and attract investments in to the sector with its diverse economic possibilities.
Deputy Governor of Lagos State represented by his Deputy, Dr Kadiri Hamzat as Guest of Honour stated the importance of water as an essential resource and that the conference is of great significance to positive growth and development of Lagos while commending the commitment of the Executive Secretary of LASWARCO to repositioning the regulatory commission in improving access to clean water, sanitation and investment opportunities.
Several keynote speakers from across the world that are water and sanitation experts gave various speeches on fecal sludge management, sanitation operations, environmental sustainability and health, water resources management and development while sharing thier experiences ranging from private, public and non profit organizations.
Hon Segun Odunmbaku who attended the insightful event alongside his amiable wife, Mrs Abimbola Odunmbaku praised LASWARCO for it’s impactful initiatives that that is uplifting lives and communities through collaborations with international partners like WaterAid and PepsiCo which has benefited Ojodu LCDA in the provision of WASH facilities for schools, markets and health centers with capacity building for health and sanitation workers leading to improvement in positive outcomes like standard of life and better environment.
At the event are the Chief Of Staff to the Governor, Mr Tayo Akinmade Ayinde, Head of Service, Mr Hakeem Muri Okunola, Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry Of Water Resources, Mrs Didi Walson Jack, Governor Advisory Council Member and Apex Leader, Cardinal James Odunmbaku, Former Commissioner For Budget and Planning, Mr Sam Egube, Dr Omobolaji Gaji, Permanent Secretary, Ministry Of Water Resources and Environment,Engr Olalekan Shodeinde, Permanent Secretary, Office Of Drainage Services, Lagos State Body Of Permanent Secretaries, Organized Private Sector and International Partners.
Bello Akinkunmi Yakub (Chief Press Secretary To The Chairman Of Ojodu LCDA)