Ambode appoints ex-LAWMA boss to design PSP blueprint

LAGOS—Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State has
appointed former General Manager of the State Waste
Management Authority, LAWMA, Ola Oresanya, to assist
the state design mode of operation for the Private Sector
Partnership, PSP operators.

The appointment of Oresanya as consultant came barely
three days after the State House of Assembly terminated
the contract of Visionscape Sanitation Solution and ordered
PSP operators to resume operation across the state.

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It will be recalled that Ambode terminated Oresanya's
appointment three year ago, saying LAWMA needed fresh
hands to pilot its affairs.

A top official of the waste management agency disclosed
yesterday that his appointment as consultant was based
on the directive of Lagos State House of Assembly to the
executive after terminating Visionscape contract.

According to him, the appointment of Oresanya was also to
assist the Government in directing activities of the PSP
operators to quickly cart-away heap of refuse that had
continuously dot Lagos landscape.

He noted that the reason for the choice of Oresanya was
because the successes enjoyed in waste collection in
Lagos till 2015 was due to his efforts.

The source stressed that he understands the sector better
and was involved in birth of PSP operation in the state.
As part of his first assignment, another source hinted that
he would meet with PSP operator next Tuesday (tomorrow)
at the headquarters.

He stated that the aim of the meeting was unknown but
said could be centred on how best to get support of the
PSP operators in order to remove the refuse and get waste
collection sector back to formal state.

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