— start free waste evacuation
To demonstrate their resolve to work together with the Lagos State Government and Visionscape Sanitation Solutions in addressing the current waste situation in the State, Waste Collection Operators (WCOs), otherwise known as PSP Operators have embarked on voluntary waste evacuation.
While speaking with journalists during flag-off of the exercise in Agege, the Commissioner for the Environment, Mr. Babatunde Durosinmi-Etti stated that the free evacuation of wastes across the State was the outcome of resolution between the government and the Waste Collection Operators, adding that the move was meant to ensure that challenges being experienced in Waste Management across the State at present were addressed considerably within the shortest possible time.
Durosinmi-Etti said that the Lagos State Government was committed to the removal of all problems militating against efficient waste management in the State.
He stated that the free waste evacuation exercise took place simultaneously at the three senatorial districts of the State. “ For Lagos West we are taking off here in Agege while the exercise takes off at Tapa Transfer Loading Stations and Alhaji Masha, Surulere for Lagos East and Central respectively”, he said.
Speaking on behalf of the WCOs, Hafis Kasumu said that they had great stakes in ensuring a cleaner, healthier and safer Lagos which was the primary motive of the Lagos State Government for envisioning the Cleaner Lagos Initiative as a holistic solution to Waste Management challenges in the State.
“As Lagosians we have the responsibility to ensure that the new Waste Management system put in place by the Administration of Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode works for the benefit of all. This is why we support his vision and resolve to voluntarily carry out free moping of black spots every Thursdays”, he said.