As part of plans for a cleaner Lagos, waste management company, VisionScape has set aside tomorrow8 Friday September 1st for statewide advocacy program to enlighten residents on the scope of their service.
The organization has begun waste evacuation from illegal dump sites throughout the state since July and reportedly cleared over 12,600 tonnes of wastes from over 80 locations across the state within 10 days of the exercise.
The exercise, tagged “operation Deep Clean’’ was designed to sentise the people before the official commencement of duty.
The Area Manager of Visionscape, Isolo, Engineer Olufemi Oludotun has urged the community to support the organization and help evangelize its gospel by spreading enlightenment to the tentacles of the neighborhood.
Speaking at the monthly community Development Council CDC, meeting held at Isolo Local Council Development Area Secretariat recently, Engr. Oluwafemi oludotun revealed there will be a mechanized dumping site at Epe and Badagry respectively which will be vast enough to contain the waste collected from the environment and also the establishment of various transfer loading stations which are integral part of waste management treatment infrastructure chain, as they serve as middle man between waste collection vehicles and final treatment of disposal facilities, in major communities.
However, prior to his address, Elder Ogunlolu and two other delegates who made the allegation from the C.D.C Executives to the waste management enlightenment program held lately at Alausa, gave exclusive report of the proceedings, he said, “the essence of the meeting was to carry the community along in the rigorous strides the state government is taking, to ensure the state is more environmental friendly. waste system will be digitalized and more than 30,000 thousand street sweepers will be employed and deployed to designations very close to where they live with salaries ranging from N13,000 to 18,500 as monthly salary; they will be exempted from tax and will be under the aegis of life and health Insurance’’ he recalled.
According to the commissioner for Environment, Comm. Adejare who presided over the state meeting, Elder ogunlolu relayed that every house on the streets of the Lagos has its database with the government and more surprisingly, the digitalized debris receptacle which will be stationed within the street on or perhaps, at the frontage of each house already has the Radio frequency Identification Number whi will signal to the company when disposal is needed, in his words, “LAWMA has no business with waste management within the state, the initiative is a consortium of 12 foreign companies. There is a data base of every house on the streets of Lagos and this will help in tracking waste disposal activities. Any Vandalisation of waste equipments will attract Imprisonment, Possibly 6 months ‘’ he said.
He continued saying, “we were as well told that the payment for the service is obligatory, the money will be economical and it’ll be a yearly basis. Special tricycles will be deployed to narrow roads which trucks cannot ply for refuse evacuation, No more street trading in Lagos’’ he sternly said.
Subsequently, an Environment officer Mr. Adedamola Oduse who belatedly made it to the C.D.C meeting urged the community executives to be a partner of progress in waste revolution and reiterated that a healthy environment free of diseases can only be achieved with your earnest partnership with the government. He said “the environment belongs to everyone, we cause the dirts which heap germs and cause sicknesses. We want Lagos to be cleaner and more healthier for habitation, and this can only be achieved through your support. PSP and LAWMA have metamophorsized to Visionscape which have come with modern machineries for wastes management and disposal. Though, PSP still functions but, they are for commercial usage, the money will be economical but any premises who sternly defaults, the landlord will be jailed” he authoritatively concluded.
Furthermore, Engr. Olufemi Oludotun solicited for the support of the residents and revealed that the waste management company will commence duty fully in the first week of September but, that will be presided by the statewide advocacy program which will is slated for September 1st, 2017.