The Commissioner for The Environment, Dr. Babatunde Adejare has charged staff of the Lagos Water Corporation to remain committed to the Performance Enrichment Programme of the State Government.
While speaking at the official launch of the High Impact, Short Term, Quick Win Performance Enrichment Programme, Information Technology (ICT) Strategic Plan and Lagos Water News (LWC Newsletter) at the Water House Ijora recently, the Commissioner said the State is committed to provision of potable water to all Lagos residents and commended the Corporation’s initiatives towards ensuring the achievement of government’s goals through execution of laudable projects.
Adejare, who was represented by the Director of Environment Sanitation in the Ministry, Dr. Iyabo Phillips said the programmes were being launched to sharpen the skills of the personnel of Lagos Water Corporation and keep them in tune with current strategic and technological skills required to carry out their responsibilities with greater efficiency and accuracy.
In his address at the occasion, the Managing Director/CEO, Lagos Water Corporation, Engr. Muminu Badmus said, “the programme is a tool intended to accelerate the transformation of the corporation towards meeting its aspirations, goals and objectives”.
Badmus revealed that the Corporation has reviewed its strategies and decided to partner with consultants who are well grounded and efficient in using modern business models to support its transformation journey.
“The model, PEP, would improve collection efficiency, as well as overall performance in the Corporation,’’ he said.
Badmus reiterated that the Performance Enrichment Programme was built around five key principles namely – change in attitude, effective leadership, accountability framework, performance target as well as Monitoring and Evaluation.
The LWC Boss said that PEP would focus on the maximisation of sales, improvement of collection rate, staff productivity, capacity utilisation, faster response time to customer complaints and the reduction in debt and water loss rates.
He encouraged the Corporation’s management team to show commitment to the programme through more effective customer-service delivery, improvement in revenue collection and operational efficiency.