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The Lagos State House of Assembly has called on local government executives in the state to call on the Private Sector Partnership operators in their areas to resume the collection of refuse.

The state assembly also disowned Visionscape Sanitation Solutions Ltd which is currently doing the task of collecting refuse in the state.

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This is following a resolution raised by Hon. Gbolahan Yishawu, the Chairman, House Committee on Budget and Economic Planning over heaps of refuse scattered all over the state.

He said: “Some refuse are being taken to Epe and Ikorodu but these places are a bit far now.

“We used to dump the refuse in Olusosun, but the place was gutted by fire. We can give the place to private companies.

“The sanitary landfill in Epe is not being utilized and the transfer loading stations too are not working effectively.

“It is not all the PSP operators that are working. Maybe, we can recall the PSP Operators and reopen Olusosun and the landfill sites should be operated properly.”

Also speaking, Hon. Bisi Yusuff, representing Alimosho Constituency 1, observed that Visionscape were not delivering on the scope of their job.

The lawmakers took turns to decry the poor state of refuse management across the state.

In his ruling, Speaker of the House Mudashiru Obasa directed the Chairmen of the 20 local governments and 36 Local Council Development Areas to engage PSP operators to resume full operations.

He also directed the Clerk of the House, Azeez Sanni, to invite the Commissioner for the Environment, Babatunde Durosinmi-Etti to appear before the House on the matter next week.

The Speaker stated that the Lagos State Government did not know anything about Visionscape.