Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode has lauded the contributions of Visionscape Sanitation Solution Limited to the current efforts of his administration to evolve international best practices in the management of the environment, under the Cleaner Lagos Initiative (CLI) scheme.
According to him, under the scheme, over 500, 000 new e-waste bins and compactors have been brought in by Visionscape, which is yet to be paid any money by the government.
The company is also transforming the transfer loading stations at Simpson, Oshodi, and Agege.
He further revealed that a modern engineered sanitary landfill was being constructed in Epe by Visionscape, while an exercise tagged “Operation Deep Clean,” a stop gap for the full take off of the CLI, is simultaneously going on across the state to evacuate waste and ensure every part of the state is clean.
“In the last two years, we have found out that Lagos generates one of the highest volumes of waste in the world. At the last count, documented waste in Lagos was estimated at 13,000 tonnes per day. Considering undocumented statistics, we can add an additional 4,000 tonnes per day to that figure.
Cleaning Lagos and keeping the environment clean has nothing to do with environmental sanitation and putting your economic productivity at a standstill for three hours every month. That will not clean Lagos. Cleaning Lagos means we should give Lagosians scientifically treated land fill sites, transfer loading stations, functional dyno-bins, functional compactors, brand new materials and also be able to employ more people,” the governor explained.”