National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Sen. Bola Tinubu, says the lingering issue of waste management in Lagos State will soon be resolved.
Tinubu gave the assurance on Friday in Lagos during a meeting with the Association of Waste Managers of Nigeria (AWAM), otherwise known as PSP.
He said that there was the need to resolve the issue because of the immense contributions of the PSP operators to waste management in the state.
Tinubu assured that he would reconcille all the stakeholders in his capacity as Grand Patron of AWAM to promote the business interests of waste managers and wellbeing of Lagosians.
”It is disappointing and sad that at this stage of our development, the matter should result into petition. It should have been continuity and progress.
”Whatever is the shortcoming, we will correct it. This will get to the governor latest by Monday, April 30.
”It is sad to see Olusosun dumpsite in dangerous smoke. As a grand patron of AWAM, I am concerned driving around Lagos and seeing built up refuse.
”I must say it is a challenge that is coming back and we will not allow that to happen.
”The government and governor is trying and responsive but the complexity of Lagos is compounding by the day,” he said.
The former governor of Lagos State noted that AWAM members travelled abroad to learn international best practices in waste management and applied such in the state.
He assured that Ambode’s government would evolve the best solution that would work for the larger population.
”I challenge you to go and be ready in your various communities and lines and get ready to work. I appeal to you to maintain peace.
”The House of Assembly, the Government and the party will work together to promote your business interests.
”The only thing we can do is to encourage this kind of small scale business to grow. The governor might have been experimenting and it is not a shame to reverse to the former,” Tinubu said.
Earlier, the Chairman of AWAM, Mr Ola Egbeyemi, said that the waste crisis had become unprecedented, with increased volume of waste on Lagos streets, roads, highways and medians.
Egbeyemi, who was represented AWAM spokesman, Gbenga Adebola, said that the situation had taken Lagos back to pre-1999, when waste was competing with vehicular and pedestrian movements.
He appealed to the APC national leader to ensure that the PSP operators continued with the collection and transportation of both domestic and commercial waste.