Association of Waste Managers of Nigeria, popularly called PSP operators, has welcomed the recall of its members by the Lagos State House of Assembly to take over waste management in the state.
The Assembly had on Thursday passed a resolution that the PSP operators should return to their function of managing waste in the state.
In a statement on Thursday by their spokesman, Olugbenga Adebola, the PSP operators described the development as welcome, saying the Assembly had “lived up to the expectation and yearnings of all well-meaning Lagosians.”
The operators said they looked forward to sitting down with relevant authorities to discuss and work out the implementation of the Assembly’s resolutions.
“We want to thank the Speaker, Right Honourable Mudashiru Obasa, for his tenacity and consistency in speaking the truth always.
“We equally thank Honourable Gbolahan Yishawu for listening to the general complaints by Lagosians on the current waste management regime in the state.
“We were denied access to the Transfer Loading Stations in the state for over two years, therefore, the resolution that all dumpsites and TLSs be opened to PSP operators is in the right direction.
“This is because the disposal sites are the bedrock of any meaningful waste management system,” the PSP operators said.