Lagos Assembly Disowns Visionscape, Recalls PSP
After Governor Akinwunmi Ambode conceded to the will of his party, APC and gave up his desire for a second term, we assumed his battles were over.
But we should have known that the emergence of the Lagos House of Assembly on the opposite side was a sign that he could have some battles left in his single term.
One of the decisions the party members always referred to as one of Ambode’s sins was the introduction of Visionscape Sanitation Solutions to handle Lagos waste management.
The move brought an end to the relevance of Private Sector Partnership (PSP) and the revenue they generated from the contract.
The Lagos State House of Assembly has now dissociated themselves from the Visionscape contract, saying the house never approved the refuse disposal policy of the state before Visionscape started operation.
The Assembly ordered the 20 Local Government Areas and 37 Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) in the state to call on the PSP to go back to refuse collection and disposal with immediate effect.
Speaker of the House, Mudashiru Obasa, gave the directive during plenary on Thursday, October 18, 2018.
"We insist that we don't know anything about Visionscape because we were not consulted before they started work," the speaker said.
The House also ordered the Commissioner for Environment, Babatunde Durosinmi-Etti, to appear before them next week on the matter.
A lawmaker, Gbolahan Yishawu had raised a matter of public importance over the heaps of refuse scattered all over Lagos which many residents have been complaining about.
Obasa also called on those stopping people from dumping refuse at dumpsites to resist doing so.
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