Visionscape Sanitation Solutions has reiterated its commitment to ensure the entire city is rid of waste. This is following complaints about the resurgence of waste across Lagos state, especially Lagos west.
John Irvine, chief executive officer, speaking at a press roundtable in Lagos, said, “Under the new arrangements for waste management reform by the state Ministry of Environment, our mandate to accelerate waste infrastructure has made it necessary to temporarily close two transfer loading stations in that axis (Lagos West) for upgrades and refurbishment of the facilities. As a result, there is a backlog, as Waste Collection Operators experience a higher turn-around time.
“This arrangement underscores the importance of infrastructure to the waste management system and our role remains the provision of these facilities.”
Irvine added that while other environmental works, such as drainage and waterways management, are handled by the ministry and its relevant agencies, “we remain committed to working with all stakeholders as we carry out our respective responsibilities and will continue to support the waste collection efforts through our Monitoring and Intervention (M&I) team.”