Abeokuta - The General Manager, Ogun
Water Corporation, Mrs Monsurat Agboola, on Tuesday said the agency generated
N103 million out of its N300 million revenue projection for the first eight
months of the year.
Agboola made this known to members of the Ogun House of
Assembly Committee on Gas, Energy and Water Resources during their oversight
visit to the agency in Abeokuta.
She said the revenue was generated from registration,
reconnection fees, sales of bill of entries as well as earnings from water
supply and application forms.
In order to meet its revenue target, she added that the
corporation had introduced measures like metering of bottled water producers
and some other categories of consumers as well as usage of quick teller banking
She expressed confidence that the corporation would meet its
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Agboola stressed that the corporation’s revenue was needed
to improve water supply, adding that assistance was, however, needed from the
state government and lawmakers to fund capital projects.
She said the assistance became necessary because only N1.15
million had been released out of the N3.5 billion the corporation had voted for
capital projects in the outgoing year.
Agboola said the agency had expended much money on water
schemes in Abeokuta, Apoje, Sagamu, Papalanto, Ogere-Remo and Yemoji in
Ijebu-Ode to improve water supply.
Responding, the House Committee Chairman, Mr Razak Oduntan,
said the legislative arm would assist the corporation and other agencies by
approving the required budgetary provision.
Oduntan said this would help the corporation in its bid to
improve water supply and ensure provision of basic amenities in rural areas of
the state. (NAN)