The Lagos state government is set to begin the rehabilitation of wastewater infrastructure in Abesan. This plan is structured to be executed in phases. The General Manager, Wastewater Management Office (LSWMO), Adebola M. Matanmi said this in a meeting with the Abesan Estate Residents Association (AERA) where the residents were informed of governor Sanwo-Olu’s approval of the intended rehabilitation.
Matanmi said: ”The first phase is the rehabilitation of the sewer network and the second phase is the expansion of the Wastewater treatment plant.”
He said that for the plant to work effectively, the sewer network, which is the main supply line, must be in good shape, and he assured the residents that the plant expansion will kick off later in the year.
He urged the residents to support the commencement of the first phase, which is slated to begin later in the year, maintaining that illegally constructed buildings on the sewer networks will be demolished.
Also, head of Public Facilities Management (PFM), Yusuf Majolagbe, told the residents that some of the sewer network to be reconstructed are buried as deep as seven metres down the ground. He said that it is imperative that structures built along the sewer where the exercise will take place will be demolished to ensure the excavator will not hinder the work to be effectively carried out.
He further stated that they had earlier notified the owners of the illegally constructed buildings on the sewer network.
He however promised that they will not be taken unawares as the date of the commencement of rehabilitation will be communicated on time to those affected. Adding that the estate management will also inform the Police Division serving the estate in advance for appropriate action in to be taken in case of resistance by some residents or miscreants.