The Managing Director, Lagos Water Corporation, Mr Muminu Badmus, has appealed to water consumers in Lagos Island to bear with the corporation as it embarked on repairs of Onikan Waterworks.
Badmus made the appeal in a statement in Lagos.
According to him, the areas to be affected while repair work is carried out include Awolowo Road, Broad Street, Marina, Ikoyi and other adjoining Streets in that axis.
”There has been a fire outbreak at the Lagos Water Corporation, Onikan Waterworks on Aug. 7. The fire started from the Waterworks Independent Power Plant (IPP) point, and it spread to the gate house.
”Unfortunately, it destroyed the underground cables and burnt the operational vehicles packed inside the waterworks.
”Luckily, the Lagos State Fire Service, Onikan Station, came on time to put out the fire and curtailed it spread to other major facilities.
”Operations will be discontinued in that station to enable the c corporation carry out further investigation to ascertain the real cause of the outbreak,” he said.
Badmus therefore appealed to its customers in those areas to bear with the corporation.
He said that water supply would soon be restored as efforts were in progress to repair the affected cables and ensure full operation of the waterworks.