Public workers’ union laments water scarcity in Lagos

The national leadership of Amalgamated Union of Public Corporations, Civil Service Technical and Recreational Services Employees (AUPCTRE) has lamented the scourge of water scarcity in Lagos State.

Appraising the situation in a statement recently by Yusuf Lekke Zambuk who is the General Secretary the AUPCTRE said the Lagos State Government has deliberately subjected the innocent and good people of Lagos State by refusing to provide water for the past two weeks.

Zambuk stated that “This is contrary to avowed promises made to Lagosians during the 2015 governorship electioneering campaign that the APC government if elected will promote good governance by providing basic amenities and social services that will promote the welfare and well being of the people of Lagos State; disappointedly, the reverse is now the case.”

AUPCTRE believes that the state government is an indirect way of promoting privatization of Lagos State Water under the guise that public expenditure on Public Services is not only wasteful but also inefficient to run a modern state.

“The action of Lagos State Government has become more worrisome in view of the fact that the state government had promised in a formal letter responding to the agitations of the Union, Civil Society Organizations and the International Community against privatization of its water agency that it will not privatise its water.

“It is on the strength of the above that the Union sees the current non-supply of water to the good people of Lagos for the past ten days as a way of introducing privatization through the back door.”

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