Metro INVESTIGATION: Lagos govt sidelined operators for foreign company - waste collection - premium times

Brimming with confidence like the salesman of an elixir that promises to finally cure an intractable disease, the Governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode, told participants at an environmental conference last July, that Visionscape, a foreign waste management company, was the solution to the state’s perennial refuse-collection problem.

The governor, who also used the opportunity to sell his government’s waste management programme, nicknamed Cleaner Lagos Initiative (CLI), claimed Lagos was the top waste generating city in the world with about 16,000 metric tonnes of waste daily.


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