The Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa, on Thursday asked the Commissioner for Finance not to release any money to Visionscape.
The Speaker explained that the firm, currently managing the state’s waste collection, did not have requisite clearance from the House in line with the provision of the law.
He said, “The law of Lagos State provides that any contract to be awarded by the Executive must pass through the Assembly, but in case of Visionscape contract, it is unknown to us. The company remains unknown and should not be paid from the account of Lagos State, except the Commissioner for Finance pays from his personal pocket.
“There is the need for PSP operators to be re-absorbed into the system as Visionscape has not managed Lagos waste properly.”
He said the position of the lawmakers was informed by the growing filthy environment noticeable across the metropolis.
Earlier, a lawmaker, Gbolahan Yishawu, had, in a motion moved under Matter of Urgent Public Importance, called attention to rising environmental scourge, calling for improved refuse collection across the state.
The Speaker directed the Clerk of the House, Mr Azeez Sanni, to write all the 57 councils in the state to meet with PSP operators and come to an agreement on how the PSP operators would work and get paid.