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Ambode Finally Reinstates PSP Operators by Emmalez(m): 12:04pm On Apr 05

Following the completion of a meeting involving all the Executive Chairmen and Chairpersons of the 57 Local Government (LGs) and Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) in Lagos State, the operators of the Private Sector Participation (PSP) have been reinstated to commence waste collection on Lagos streets, REPORTNAIJA reliably gathered.

This is following months of settling the dispute between the operators of PSP, the government and the managers of newly implemented Visionscape/Cleaner Lagos Initiative.

In the meeting held at the Ministry of the Environment, Ikeja, Lagos Mainland, and chaired by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Environment, Mr David Hunpe, under the directives of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, all PSP operators on the Lagos Mainland and across the State were reinstated and urged to immediately return to their various coverage areas of operation.

Meanwhile, there were certain conditions attached to the reinstatement and proposed return of PSP operators to their previous coverage areas.

REPORTNAIJA learnt that the conditions include the PSP operators taking care of domestic waste with zero cost to the members of public. This includes waste from living premises, institutions such as schools, hospitals excluding medical waste while the major roads will be handled by Visionscape group.

In addition, PSP operators will be solely in charge of commercial waste collection with service charges paid by consumers to PSP operators.

Also, Visionscape/CLI are to pay PSP operators for refuse collected from domestic premises to dump site after 15 days with one-year contract agreement and to be reviewed after a year onward.

Furthermore, all printing press locations across Somolu and other parts of the State have been identified as commercial premises and as such, must pay adequate charges to PSP operators directly.

Moreso, the Environmental Services Department across LGs/LCDAs have been instructed to monitor the activities of these waste collectors and report to the Ministry on a weekly basis. The LG administrators are also urged to meet regularly with the waste collectors in order to know their needs or challenges in their operations.

SOURCE
https://www.reportnaija.ng/2018/04/05/ambode-finally-reinstates-psp-operators/

cc lalasticlala

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Re: Ambode Finally Reinstates PSP Operators by three: 12:07pm On Apr 05

So Lagosians will pay twice? cry

Visionscape already collects N713 million a month to clean Lagos!

I will now pay PSP and pay Utility charge incorporated into the Land Use Charge?

Is it not Lagosians that will have to pay back the N85billion bond?!


http://www.businessdayonline.com/inside-lagosvisionscape-deal-costs-taxpayers-n85bn/

http://www.nairaland.com/4424287/visionscape-collects-n713m-month-clean

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Re: Ambode Finally Reinstates PSP Operators by NwaAmaikpe: 12:51pm On Apr 05
shocked


I am confused,
Is Ambode confused or am I confused?

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Re: Ambode Finally Reinstates PSP Operators by rayblings(m): 12:51pm On Apr 05
shocked shocked

Bang DE DE deng!!!


I am confused,
Is Ambode confused or am I confused?

BUT #AmbodeIsWorking!!!

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Re: Ambode Finally Reinstates PSP Operators by Arewa12: 12:52pm On Apr 05
After he saw Lagos becoming Dirtier then the most dirtiest states

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Re: Ambode Finally Reinstates PSP Operators by Sirpaul(m): 12:53pm On Apr 05
If you want to make everyone happy.... don't be a leader - sell ice cream

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Re: Ambode Finally Reinstates PSP Operators by unknownsolja: 12:53pm On Apr 05
in some countries you dont pay for getting rid of thrash..what will lagos ever do for the people and what will nigeria ever do for the people..nigeria is like a business empire..all they do is milk the poor to get rich,..kindly mention something this country nigeria have ever done for you as a citizen..me ZERO

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Re: Ambode Finally Reinstates PSP Operators by ademidedavid(m): 12:53pm On Apr 05
three:
So Lagosians will pay twice?
Lagosians will not pay twice because they (PSP & CLEANER LAGOS) both have different locations they will be handling...

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Re: Ambode Finally Reinstates PSP Operators by tonysmart2017: 12:53pm On Apr 05
smiley
Re: Ambode Finally Reinstates PSP Operators by tobidipity(m): 12:54pm On Apr 05
He came to his senses when waste scatter lagos finish

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Re: Ambode Finally Reinstates PSP Operators by ceeroh(m): 12:54pm On Apr 05
Finally.. Cos it's obvious this visionscape guys can't handle the trash alone. It's way too much.

But Nigerians are animals sha, after these guys must have packed the trash on the streets, what you'll meet at that same spot the following morning will leave you shell shocked.

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Re: Ambode Finally Reinstates PSP Operators by koxyz: 12:55pm On Apr 05
Lagos state government has not done their home work before their services was suspended.However, people should pay close to nothing for waste collection because what we call waste can easily be converted into wealth if we know what we are doing

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Re: Ambode Finally Reinstates PSP Operators by johnnyvid(m): 12:55pm On Apr 05
nice one from Ambode for yielding to what the Lagosians advice. now Lagos state will be more cleaner than more than before.

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Re: Ambode Finally Reinstates PSP Operators by ALAYORMII: 12:56pm On Apr 05
NwaAmaikpe:
shocked


I am confused,
Is Ambode confused or am I confused?


I think I go with you

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Re: Ambode Finally Reinstates PSP Operators by naptu2: 12:56pm On Apr 05
Emmalez:

Following the completion of a meeting involving all the Executive Chairmen and Chairpersons of the 57 Local Government (LGs) and Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) in Lagos State, the operators of the Private Sector Participation (PSP) have been reinstated to commence waste collection on Lagos streets, REPORTNAIJA reliably gathered.

This is following months of settling the dispute between the operators of PSP, the government and the managers of newly implemented Visionscape/Cleaner Lagos Initiative.

In the meeting held at the Ministry of the Environment, Ikeja, Lagos Mainland, and chaired by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Environment, Mr David Hunpe, under the directives of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, all PSP operators on the Lagos Mainland and across the State were reinstated and urged to immediately return to their various coverage areas of operation.

Meanwhile, there were certain conditions attached to the reinstatement and proposed return of PSP operators to their previous coverage areas.

REPORTNAIJA learnt that the conditions include the PSP operators taking care of domestic waste with zero cost to the members of public. This includes waste from living premises, institutions such as schools, hospitals excluding medical waste while the major roads will be handled by Visionscape group.

In addition, PSP operators will be solely in charge of commercial waste collection with service charges paid by consumers to PSP operators.

Also, Visionscape/CLI are to pay PSP operators for refuse collected from domestic premises to dump site after 15 days with one-year contract agreement and to be reviewed after a year onward.

Furthermore, all printing press locations across Somolu and other parts of the State have been identified as commercial premises and as such, must pay adequate charges to PSP operators directly.

Moreso, the Environmental Services Department across LGs/LCDAs have been instructed to monitor the activities of these waste collectors and report to the Ministry on a weekly basis. The LG administrators are also urged to meet regularly with the waste collectors in order to know their needs or challenges in their operations.

SOURCE
https://www.reportnaija.ng/2018/04/05/ambode-finally-reinstates-psp-operators/

cc lalasticlala

This is what they should have done from the beginning. Allow the PSPs to collect refuse from homes, offices and commercial establishments, while Visionscape takes over LAWMA's role of cleaning the streets and public places.

naptu2:
Institutional memory and ecology of administration.


One of the things that amazes me in this country is that we often solve problems, then forget that we've solved the problem and, more importantly, forget how we solved the problem and so we re-introduce that problem.


Someone asked a question a few days ago and I was happily surprised that everybody else knew the answer.

She asked why the beautiful new bus stops in Lagos did not have benches. People replied with the short answer, but I'm going to tell the story from the beginning.


Sometime between 1983-1985 the Lagos State Government built big new bus stop shelters across the state. These shelters were built with concrete, were quite roomy (so you'd be sheltered, no matter how heavy the rain was) and had enough benches to seat a reasonable number of commuters. It seemed like a perfect idea.

But, unfortunately these bus stop shelters became the homes of lunatics, area boys, homeless people and NURTW thugs. Commuters could not seek shelter in them because of the kind of people that occupied the shelters. They became dangerous places, especially at night. It was so bad that some of the shelters were eventually dismantled (eg, the bus stop shelter on First Avenue in Ikoyi).

Subsequent governments (Marwa and Fashola) built much smaller bus stop shelters, so that commuters would be sheltered from the sun and rain, but the shelters would be too small to serve as homes for lunatics and thugs. The government had learnt.



Ambode's huge mistake

Twice a week, very early in the morning between 1979-1983, I watched payloaders, bulldozers, compactors and humoungous trucks of the Lagos State Waste Disposal Board (LSWDB) evacuate refuse from a huge dump in Lafiaji as I drove past. Those giant equipment often held up traffic. There were many similar refuse dumps and large waste bins across Lagos.

Despite the efforts of the LSWDB, Lagos was known as the dirtiest city in the world. Foreign TV stations, newspapers and magazines often showed pictures of refuse heaps in Lagos. Most Nigerians felt that Lagos wasn't really as bad as it was being portrayed in the Western media.

Rasaki came and his era wasn't too different from Jakande. However, I noticed that the LSWDB did not evacuate refuse as regularly as they used to. Rasaki eventually converted the LSWDB into LAWMA and placed the management of LAWMA in the hands of the local governments.

Then came the worst era in the history of Lagos. LAWMA completely stopped evacuating refuse during the Oyinlola era. Those large waste bins overflowed with refuse and the trash took over entire streets. The dumps became so full of waste that people dumped their waste anywhere, including on the median of major highways like Ikorodu Road and Lekki Expressway. People relied on cart pushers to evacuate their waste for them. No sane person could dispute the fact that Lagos was the dirtiest city in the world at that time. Colonel Oyinlola recently claimed that people deliberately dumped refuse on the streets in order to sabotage his government.

Things weren't much different in the Marwa era.


Then came Bola Tinubu. He scrapped the practice of having large waste dumps and bins by the roadside. He also banned the activities of cart pushers. Instead, private companies were given franchises to go from home to home to collect refuse from residents. The franchisees would then take the refuse to LAWMA's transfer loading stations and LAWMA would dispose of the waste.

This meant that there was no need to have piles of rubbish on the roadside. Residents were compelled to pay a refuse tax and this meant that they had to use the service in order to get value for their money.

The refuse heaps across the state vanished! In fact, for the first time, the foreign media stopped referring to Lagos as the dirtiest city in the world.

Fashola came and improved the system a bit by ensuring that the private companies used compactors to transport the waste, rather than open trucks.

Now Ambode is here and he has brought back the huge waste bins and restricted the activities of the private companies. I understand what he is trying to do and he has good intentions, but those large waste bins on the road side are a very bad idea. There is no way that Lagosians will resist the temptation to turn them into large refuse dumps with waste spilling on to the streets. I've already seen it happen on Alexander Avenue. Very small waste bins are ok, but those large waste bins will be a disaster.

Those dumps, apart from being unhygenic and an eyesore, will be a PR disaster for him like they were for Colonel Oyinlola. The best strategy remains the strategy used by Bola Tinubu, i.e. intercept the waste in homes, factories and offices, before it gets on the street.

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Re: Ambode Finally Reinstates PSP Operators by Okundaye4(m): 12:56pm On Apr 05
Good.

Atleast these heaps of dirts wil be gone.
Re: Ambode Finally Reinstates PSP Operators by camcor(m): 12:56pm On Apr 05
A good way to go. Vision scape looks to corporate for me but now PSP will be able to get nooks and cranny of developed areas.

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Re: Ambode Finally Reinstates PSP Operators by ALAYORMII: 12:57pm On Apr 05
unknownsolja:
in some countries you dont pay for getting rid of thrash..what will lagos ever do for the people and what will nigeria ever do for the people..nigeria is like a business empire..all they do is milk the poor to get rich,..kindly mention something this country nigeria have ever done for you as a citizen..me ZERO


Thinking

Will get back to you when I can remember one

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Re: Ambode Finally Reinstates PSP Operators by somehow: 12:57pm On Apr 05
Meaning domestic waste is free?

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Re: Ambode Finally Reinstates PSP Operators by tivta(m): 12:57pm On Apr 05
mega cityyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy
Re: Ambode Finally Reinstates PSP Operators by ChukwuJuwon: 12:58pm On Apr 05
Bastard e suppose no do m na
Lagos dirty as Bleep
Re: Ambode Finally Reinstates PSP Operators by sotall(m): 12:59pm On Apr 05
Good initiative
Re: Ambode Finally Reinstates PSP Operators by Varsitystories(m): 12:59pm On Apr 05
Huh
Re: Ambode Finally Reinstates PSP Operators by Firefire(m): 12:59pm On Apr 05
yeye fowl.

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Re: Ambode Finally Reinstates PSP Operators by ALAYORMII: 12:59pm On Apr 05
unknownsolja:
in some countries you dont pay for getting rid of thrash..what will lagos ever do for the people and what will nigeria ever do for the people..nigeria is like a business empire..all they do is milk the poor to get rich,..kindly mention something this country nigeria have ever done for you as a citizen..me ZERO

Name one of the countries

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Re: Ambode Finally Reinstates PSP Operators by Mintayo(m): 1:00pm On Apr 05
About time.
Re: Ambode Finally Reinstates PSP Operators by Firefire(m): 1:01pm On Apr 05
three:
So Lagosians will pay twice? cry

Visionscape already collects N713 million a month to clean Lagos!

I will now pay PSP and pay Utility charge incorporated into the Land Use Charge?


http://www.nairaland.com/4424287/visionscape-collects-n713m-month-clean


CHANGE to the Chief Capitalist.

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Re: Ambode Finally Reinstates PSP Operators by Pavore9: 1:01pm On Apr 05
Very due.
Re: Ambode Finally Reinstates PSP Operators by enemmo(f): 1:02pm On Apr 05
Finally!

Cleaner Lagos is the biggest scam of the Ambode Regime.
Re: Ambode Finally Reinstates PSP Operators by Jabioro: 1:05pm On Apr 05
Good move.,do not get confused,psp are to receive their payment directly from government on domestic refuse while the commercial refuse would bear their own bill directly with psp operators,Visionscape will responsible roads and street cleaning,while all the refuse generatf frm street that the Viscape could not clear within 7 days and psp to clear it the bill have to borne by Viscape.

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Re: Ambode Finally Reinstates PSP Operators by cutefergiee(m): 1:06pm On Apr 05
Anoda policy summersault.. Wat were dey Finkin bfor? Dat one coy can handle d poo in lasgidi?? Height of greediness tho...

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