Lagos shuts 30 water factories
THe Lagos State Government has sealed 30 water factories in the state.
According to the Lagos State Water Regulatory Commission, the factories were sealed on Tuesday for infractions ranging from unhygienic production to operating without adhering to good manufacturing practices.
The executive Secretary of LASWARCO, Mrs Funke Adepoju, said prior to the enforcement, LASWARCO had taken steps to engage and sensitise the producers on best practices in the interest of residents.
She said, “In as much as we have the mandate to ensure that operators remain in business, we cannot fold our arms and allow infractions to fester without being addressed.
“The primary regulatory mandate of the commission is to ensure that operators in the water abstraction, production and distribution industry comply with best manufacturing procedures to safeguard the health of the people.”
She said the level of poor and unwholesome practices discovered in some water factories in the state was not only disheartening but frightening, vowing that LASWARCO would do all within its powers to ward off any attempt to put the lives of residents in jeopardy.
Adepoju said the factories would remain sealed until their owners comply with all safety procedures.