Lagos PDP governorship candidate, Mr. Jimi Agbaje, has promised to move Lagos from the league of dirtiest cities in the world to one of the neatest and cleanest.
‘Health is wealth. Cleanliness is also next to Godliness. Unfortunately, the opposite of those two popular sayings has continued to be the lot of Lagos. Dirt has taken over Lagos, and if care is not taken, an epidemic will soon follow.’
Blaming the incredible level of dirt in Lagos right now on a combination of greed and I-don-care attitude of those at the helm of affairs, Agbaje lamented that the waste budget of the city, rather than being judiciously deployed, finds its way into some individuals’ pockets. Thus, shutting out the PSP operators who all along had been taking care of that effortlessly and handing over the destiny of the entire Lagos to one company, Visionscope and even when we know very that they haven’t got the wherewithal to do so.
‘Just take a drive around Lagos, huge pockets of dirt, including on major highways, are there to stare you in the face. It’s so obvious that Visionscope can’t do this job alone, but greed and avarice won’t allow them rescind the decision. Because of vested interests here and there, Lagosians are daily made to suffer unjustly and unnecessarily. Not minding the health implications. Lagos, as I am talking to you, has become one of the dirtiest cities in the world.
‘The saddest part is that rather than find a permanent solution to this time bomb, the APC government has continued to exhibit an I-don-care attitude, which is totally unacceptable. If voted into office, therefore, we would not only make Lagos neater, we will also get Lagos to rank among the most beautiful cities in the world.
‘We won’t allow dirt to overtake and overwhelm us, like it’s currently happening. Lagos would be freed from dirt if we secure Lagosians’ mandate. The era of dirt competing with cars on our highways and on walk paths with the people is going to be a thing of the past when we get there. And we already have our roadmap on how to actualise and accomplish that.’