The Lagos State House of Assembly on Thursday directed the 20 Local Government Areas and the 37 Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) to call on the PSP operators in their domains to resume work immediately.
Speaker of the House, Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, during plenary, also ordered the Clerk of the House. Mr. Azeez Sanni, to invite the Commissioner for the Environment, Hon. Babatunde Durosinmi-Etti to appear before the House next week.
This followed an Urgent Matter of Public Importance raised by Hon. Gbolahan Yishawu on heaps of refuse noticeable across the state.
Obasa stated that there are three arms of government namely: legislative, executive and judiciary, and the state government ought to have consulted the House before Visionscape started operation.
He said: “We insist that we don’t know anything about Visionscape because we were not consulted before they started work.
“We once wrote the Commissioner for Finance, Hon. Akinyemi Ashade not to pay Visionscape again and any money paid to them after our instruction would have to be returned to the State government.
“We will go back to that, when the time comes. We have to do the needful now.
“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.
“We are inviting the Commissioner for the Environment to come and report to us within one week. The Clerk should write all the councils to do the needful and the Commissioner for the Environment to work on this and report to us in a week.”
Hon. Yishawu had said: “Some refuse are taken to Epe and Ikorodu but it is a bit far now as 300 instead of 800 trucks are disposing refuse now.