- Special adviser on environment to Lagos state governor, Babatunde Hunpe, has said refusing dumping in Lagos streets will become a thing of history
- Hunpe gave this assurance while answering question from newsmen in Lagos
- According to him, Lagos will partner with private organisation to bring this dream to realisation
Babatunde Hunpe, the special adviser to Governor Akinwumi Ambode on environment, has assured Lagosians that the state government is making efforts to ensure that refuse disappear in Lagos streets.
Hunpe gave the assurance in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Badagry on Wednesday, September 5.
According to him, the state goverment is working with the experts in the sector and Private Sector Participants (PSP) operators to ensure that things work out.
He said that wastes have disappeared in some streets while it was still in some areas.
Hunpe blamed the challenges on waste clearing to the PSP operatorsw ho thought Cleaner Lagos Initiative programme of the state government would take business away from them and give it to investors.
He said: “Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode is not taking waste business from anybody; rather he is ready to put money into people’s pockets. What is paramount to the governor is rid Lagos of waste; I mean clean. This is why he invited experts in waste clearing to come in partnership with Lagos state government (LASG) and together with our PSP operators to work together.''
''Ambode assured them that they will not be out of business because with the population of Lagos now, their equipment cannot withstand the waste generation. Let these people who are experts in waste management with their new equipment come, we will give them domestic premises to work and PSP operators will have commercial premises. That’s why they stopped working before.”
Hunpe, however, said that the state government and the PSP operators had resolved the matter, adding that they had agreed to work together again.
“They are now back in the streets working together with the experts, I’m sure with time, they will clear all the waste in Lagos streets.''
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that the Lagos state government on Friday, April 27, emphasised the need for residents to take advantage of the ongoing Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) to obtain their Permanent Voter Cards (PVC).
The special adviser on civic engagement, Benjamin Olabinjo, at the ministerial briefing on Governor Ambode’s third year in office in Alausa, also decried the number of uncollected PVCs in the state.
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