Lagos State governmentis set to commence rehabilitation of wastewater infrastructure in Abesan, which is structured to be executed in phases.
General Manager, Wastewater Management Office (LSWMO), Adebola M. Matanmi stated this during a meeting with the Abesan Estate Resident Association (AERA).
Matanmi informed the residents that Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu had approved the rehabilitation of the wastewater infrastructure in the estate.
He said the residents that work would be carried out in phases. He said: ”The first phase is the rehabilitation of the sewer network and the second phase is the expansion of the Wastewater treatment plant.”
He told the residents that for the plant to work effectively, the sewer network, which is the supply line, must be in good shape. He assured them that the plant expansion would commence later in the year.
He sought the support of the residents to the commencement of the first phase, which would begin fater.
He maintained that illegally constructed buildings on the sewer networks would be demolished.
Also, head of Public Facilities Management (PFM), Yusuf Majolagbe, informed the residents that some of the sewer network to be worked on are buried as deep as sevenmetres down the ground.
He maintained that it is imperative that structures built along the sewer where the exercise would take place will be removed to ensure that the excavator is not hindered in any way to ensure the work is effectively carried out.
Responding, the estate President, Mr. Michael Kehinde, said the leaders of the estate residents would support the government.
He further stated that they had earlier notified the owners of the illegal constructed structures on the sewer network, adding that they should be demolished.
He however promised that the date of the commencement of rehabilitation would be communicated to those affected. He stated that the estate management would take a step further by informing the Police Division serving the estate in advance for appropriate action in case of resistance by some residents or miscreants.