Ambode ignored my warnings – Ex-Lagos SSG Tunji Bello

Posted by News Express | 1 August 2019 | 11,856 times

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•Former Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode

The immediate past Secretary to the State Government in Lagos State, Mr Tunji Bello, has said that his former boss, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, ignored his warnings on reverting the gains of previous administration in waste collection and environment.

Speaking on Thursday at the ongoing screening of Commissioner-nominee by the Lagos State House of Assembly, the former SSG said the policies of the immediate past administration on environment affected and wrecked the viability of PSP operators in the state.

Fielding questions from members of the 16-man ad hoc committee, headed by Hon Rotimi Abiru, at the Lagos Assembly, Bello, who is aiming to serve for the fourth term in the state’s cabinet, said the current administration in the state would have to review and empower the PDP operators.

He said: “Up till the time the Fashola administration ended in 2015, we had good waste management, good flooding and environmental programmes. It wasn’t that we are perfect and we believed it could be improved upon.

“What happened during the last administration is what I will call poor comprehension of Lagos environmental project. And if I must say, I remembered that in the first year of that administration when I noticed that some of the systems we created during Fashola’s tenure, because I was the last Commissioner for Environment…..the last administration when they came, ignored that system, they want to create a new system entirely.

“And I think I reminded the governor at that time (Ambode) , and I said, I wasn’t against us creating a new system but I think we should learn form from what already existed at that time and we can make amendment as time goes on. That advice was ignored and gradually the system started crumbling.”

The screening exercise is still ongoing. (New Telegraph)

Source: News Express

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