The Lagos State Government has praised Visionscape Sanitation Solutions Limited, an innovative environmental utility group, for investing in Nigeria at a time others are learning.
Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, represented by the Environment Commissioner, Dr Babatunde Adejare, spoke at the soft launch of the Cleaner Lagos Initiative (CLI) and the inauguration of Nigeria’s first 24-hour waste management depot at Ogudu.
He said: “The soft launch of the new waste management policy is a dream comes true, and a demonstrable evidence of what determination and proper planning could bring into fruition.
“We believe in Visionscape. We are standing by you. We know you can do it. With your capabilities and clout, Lagos State will be the cleanest city in the world. We will work with you in every way and we will make it happen together. This is your Lagos, our Lagos.
“Coming here and seeing these fantastically looking vans and trucks of Visionscape that would be used for waste management is inspiring and encouraging. This is just a small bit of what we intend to launch through the CLI in days to come.
“A lot of people thought that this would not be achieved but here we are today launching the first phase.
“I just want to say here that we have always believed in Visionscape and if not, we would not have chosen the consortium to do this for us.
“We are very glad and satisfied with the giant strides Visionscape is taking in ensuring that we achieve the aim that we have all sat down to set. I just want to admonish members of staff of the firm that apart from what they would be paid, they should see this as their own contribution to making Lagos what we all want it to be, which is to become the cleanest city in the world.”
Visionscape’s Executive Director Harry Ackerman, said the company was delighted to be part of the journey to make Lagos a clean State, assuring that modern techniques and technologies in waste management would be deployed to provide top class services for the people.
Ackerman said: “Our top priority is to ensure that the waste management needs of Lagos are met. We will do this by implementing sustainable long-term solutions that are tailor-made for Lagos specifically.”