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Ambode Challenged By Lagos Assembly, As House Orders PSP To Resume Work

Lagos State House of Assembly has openly challenged Governor Akinwumi Ambode just a few weeks after he lost his second term bid on the platform of APC.

On Thursday, the speaker and other members ordered Private Sector Partnership (PSP) operators in all the 20 Local Governments and 37 Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) of the state to resume refuse collection and disposal with immediate effect.

The PSP operators had been disengaged by Ambode following the introduction of a new environmental initiative, through the Visionscape Sanitation Solution Limited.

Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa, gave the new order during a plenary sitting where the lawmakers debated the state of sanity in the state’s environment.

“We are calling on the 20 local governments and 37 LCDAs in the state to have meetings with the PSP operators to go back to work and they should start paying them and make the residents to start paying the operators. We have to avoid epidemics and be proactive.”

The speaker who disregarded the emergence of Visionscape stated that the legislative arm of the state government was not consulted before the executive approved Visionscape’s operation in the state.

Since Visionscape took over refuse management, there had been a public outcry of the company’s incompetence, leading to dirt being dumped at public places in the state.

We insist that we don’t know anything about Visionscape because we were not consulted before they started work,” Speaker Obasa said.