Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State is in hot soup as Lagos State House of Assembly members are ready to battle him.
Following an urgent matter of public importance raised by Hon. Gbolahan Yishawu, representing Eti-Osa Constituency 11 on heaps of refuse scattered all over the state, Speaker of the House, Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, on Thursday, October 18, 2018 stated that…
“There are three arms of government, including legislative, executive and judiciary, and the state government ought to have consulted the House on Visionscape before they started operation. We insist that we don’t know anything about Visionscape because we were not consulted before they started work.”
“We once wrote the Commissioner for Finance, Hon. Akinyemi Ashade not to pay Visionscape again and he would return any money he paid to them after our instruction to the coffers of the state government. We will go to that, when the time comes, but we have to do the needful now.”
“We are calling on the 20 local governments and 37 LCDAs in the state to have meetings with the PSP operators to go back to work and they should start paying them and make the residents to start paying the operators. We have to avoid epidemics and be proactive.”
“Those stopping people from dumping refuse at the dumpsites should desist from doing so, I saw a lot of refuse trucks in a bad shape and some of them have been abandoned. The House ought to have approved the new refuse disposal policy of the state government before Visionscape started work.”
“We are inviting the Commissioner for the Environment to come and report to us within one week. The Clerk should write all the local councils in the state to do the needful and the Commissioner for the Environment should work on this and report to us in a week.”