The crisis in the Lagos waste management sector has assumed a dangerous dimension in the last one week as persons suspected to represent the interests of aggrieved waste collectors shot at Visionscape trucks and upturned the waste bins of the environmental utility company in different parts of Lagos.
The issue of overtuning of waste bins was most pronounced in the Ajah axis of the state.
Reports showed that while Visionscape deployed more resources to meet the expectation of Lagosians for a cleaner Lagos, persons who are not satisfied with the role the company is contracted to play are all out to frustrate it.
Prior to this incident, there have also been reported cases of bins provided by Visionscape being turned upside down in some areas in Lagos.
A source who pleaded anonymity said there is hope in the horison that a solution to the crisis would be found as some Lagos State commissioners, House of Assembly members and APC leaders have reportedly stepped in to reconcile the parties.
“Since discussions are ongoing, I will not want to reveal much but I can confirm that parties are discussing and they have all signified readiness to shift grounds to address waste management in the State,” the source said.