The Lagos Water Corporation (LWC) has decried what it called mass looting of water pipes estimated at over N1 billion at current market value at Ishasi Major Waterworks.
Ishasi Water Works is one of the facilities supplying water to residents of Lagos.
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The LWC Public Affairs Assistant Director, Anifowoshe Rasaq, who confirmed the looting of the facility in a statement expressed concerns over the development.
According to him, the World Bank and the state government funded water pipes of different sizes were being carted away by unknown persons.
He said, “Twelve loaded trucks of water pipes ranging from 2000mm, 1500mm, 900mm, 600mm, 500mm, 450mm to 400mm diameters and six heavy duty cranes vehicles left the 4Million Gallons per Day (MGD) Ishasi Waterworks Pipes yard and carted away pipes meant for the distribution or supplying of water to the residents of Ishasi and its environs, without any approval or documents to do so.”
The Corporation called on security operatives in the state to assist in retrieving the water pipes as no permission was granted for the removal of the items.