The operations of the Private Sector Partnership (PSP) operators have been ordered on Tuesday to recommence with the aim of cleaning up the city via door-to-door collection and disposal.
The Lagos State government gave this order through the Secretary, Tunji Bello, with the instructions that PSP operators should return to their respective areas of coverage and resume duties.
Bello confirmed this is in line with making the state cleaner and healthier.
He continued, “This move is to reassure you that we are set on a new beginning and it is to consolidate what we have achieved. Everybody must work together to restore the glory of Lagos”.
Bello also confirmed the appointment of Ola Oresanya, former General Manager of LAWMA, as a consultant to work with the state to fashion out a format for the restoration of the door-to-door waste collection.
The Commissioner for Environment, Babatunde Durosinmi-Etti, urged all stakeholders to recognise the urgent need to clear the backlog of waste in the metropolis, while a holistic solution was being worked out simultaneously.
He said, “Being aware that PSP operators were in business to make profit and sustain employment, government therefore enjoins residents to pay for waste collection by the PSP operators”.