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You are flouting court order, Lagos waste managers tell firm

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Visionscape Sanitation Solutions Limited

The Incorporated Trustees of Association of Waste Managers in Nigeria, known as Private Sector Participation (PSP), has told a Lagos High Court, Tafawa Balewa Square that a waste management company, Visionscape Sanitation Solutions Limited, is flouting an order of the court.

The PSP operators had sued the Lagos State Government urging the court to urgently uphold and protect their existing rights and benefits so that the government will not appoint new operators to replace them.

Thereafter, the court ordered parties in the dispute and in the interest of the State to maintain status quo pending the determination of the matter.

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But during the hearing of the matter, counsel to the PSP, Oluwatosin Adesioye, said the conduct of the defendants are in total negation of the order of the court and wants the court to protect the interest of all parties.

His words: “The defendants are taking steps that can render the ruling of the court nugatory. This court should be able to protect the interest of all parties to ensure that the status quo is maintained”.

Adesioye also complained to Justice Oyekan-Abdullahi that despite the court’s order, Visionscape had continued to present itself to public members as the authorized collector of domestic wastes in the state.

He also told the court that Visionscape is currently conducted a field survey with designated personnel in each of the Lagos State LGA and LCDAs.

In his response, counsel to Visionscape, Mr. Francis Akinlotan, said it would be best if the judge could refer all the parties in the dispute to the mediation centre to see if they could settle the case amicably out of court.

The matter had been adjourned to the 23 of June 2017 for further hearing.


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