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Heap of refuse in Lagos

By Kingsley Adegboye

LAGOS—THE Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Visionscape Sanitation Solutions Ltd, Mr. John Irvine, yesterday, has explained why there were still backlog of waste in some parts of Lagos State, attributing it to the temporary closure of two transfer loading stations.

In a statement, Mr. Irvine said: “We are aware of the recent complaints about the resurgence of waste across the Lagos West axis of the State. Under the new arrangement for waste management reform by the Lagos State Ministry of the Environment, our mandate to accelerate waste infrastructure has made it necessary to temporarily close two transfer loading stations in that axis for upgrade and refurbishment of the facilities.

“As a result, there is a backlog, as Waste Collection Operators experience a higher turn-around time. This underscores the importance of infrastructure to the waste management system and our role as Visionscape Sanitation Solutions remains the provision of these facilities.

“Other environmental works like drainage and waterways management are handled by the Ministry of the Environment and its relevant agencies. We remain committed to working with all stakeholders as we carry out our respective roles and responsibilities, and will continue to support the waste collection efforts.”

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