Fidelity bank banner Camano banner
Confusion trails ownership of sacked 300 street sweepers in Lagos

By Florence Onuegbu on 18/06/2018

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 643

•LAWMA street sweepers at work
•LAWMA street sweepers at work

There is confusion regarding the actual employers of the 300 street sweepers’ supervisors that were recently sacked in Lagos State, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

Environmental Utility firm, Visionscape Sanitation Solutions Ltd (VSS) told NAN on Sunday in Lagos that the supervisors were employed for the Lagos State Government, under the Cleaner Lagos Initiative (CLI).

Mr Adebola Shabi, the Special Adviser to the Governor on CLI said the government had nothing to do with the news making the rounds that it had sacked the 300 supervisors.

Shabi said that the CLI contracted Standard Street Manpower Ltd. (SSML) on the employment of street sweepers.

According to him, Cleaner Lagos is a government initiative, not a contractor, while Visionscape is the contractor, hence, government can decide it does not want Visionscape but Cleaner Lagos will remain.

“Maybe it is Visionscape that sacked them; Cleaner Lagos has not sacked anybody.

“SSML is a consultant to the state government on the engagement of sweepers but we have told them that at the end of June, all sweepers should be handed over to the Ministry of Environment.

“We don’t know any issue about the sack; I have been trying to get the information from Visionscape and they are directing me to their head office.

“The sack has nothing to do with Cleaner Lagos because we did not employ and we did not sack. Lagos State does not believe in sacking people,’’ he said.

The Head, Corporate Communications, VisionScape, Mrs Motunrayo Elias, told NAN that the company was not the only contractor under the CLI.

Elias said that when the structure for waste management was put in place, government said it wanted street sweepers to clean the inner streets, among other arrangements.

She said that the structure for street sweepers’ supervisors was also put in place, that was the arrangement between CLI, VSS and SSML, which was the company managing the street sweepers.

Elias said that the supervisors were hired by SSML but were trained by VSS and worked with VSS Area Managers, to ensure the synergy of sweeping and packing the refuse.

“Now, with the controversy about PSP operators wanting to go back to work, government said that the street sweepers should revert to them.

“So if you have taken the street sweepers, what are you going to do with their supervisors?

“When we had a meeting, the issue was brought up and government asked how much was the salary. That was where the problem started.

“Government said it cannot afford the salary, which was between N80,000 to N120,000 but can only pay N25,000 per month.

“So the company paid the supervisors their disengagement bonuses, with Visionscape paying them two months’ salaries, while government was trying to decide.

“For fact, the supervisors were supposed to be transferred to the Ministry of Environment. It was a labour contract from the CLI,’’ she said.

Elias said that the structure that was put in place for waste management in the state injected income to the economy, as people were better off.

She said that it was essential to take the good with the bad, as nobody talked about the good that the whole system was doing when it was creating employment.

NAN reports that the disengagement letters to the supervisors were signed by the Head, Human Resources and Administration, SSML, Oluwatoyin Ayoola.

The letter reads; ‘“In light of the recent review of the implementation of the Cleaner Lagos Initiative and the impact of these changes on our operational requirements as discussed at our meeting held on the 2nd of June 2018, we regrettably write to inform you that it affects your employment with Standard Street Manpower Ltd.

“As discussed, the transfer of Ward Level Sanitation Programme (Community sanitation workers) to the Lagos State Government has rendered your position as Sanitation Supervisor redundant and your services will no longer be required with effect from 14th of June, 2018.’’ (NAN)

Source News Express

Posted 18/06/2018 04:03:36 AM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
Keke operators, visually-impaired persons protest in Owerri •Why...

Civilising the Nigerian military, By Chido Onumah

Buhari hails Team Nigeria Paralympic heroes and heroines...

Nigerian Army clears the air on palaver with...

Kaduna refinery MD opposes privatisation of refineries

APC won’t exist in South-East beyond 2019 —...

How Nigeria can be great again —Oritsejafor •CAN...

Tanzania arresting entire village over broken pipes

MTN set for Nigerian Stock Exchange; appoints lead...

All set for IFMA Award Dinner in Lagos...

22 terrorists, 4 soldiers die in Borno battle...

BREAKING NEWS: Evans demands N300 million from IGP,...

 

Latest News BREAKING: National Assemby staff begin strike, block entrance Pressure mounts on CJN to probe ‘corrupt’ governors Access Bank set to acquire Diamond Bank Troops, Boko Haram in gun battle near Maiduguri 2019: Cambridge University to host panel discussion for presidential candidates Kidnappers on rampage in Ondo, abduct five persons at various locations Farmer-herder clashes have left over 3,600 people dead: Amnesty Report 2019: INEC raises the alarm over foreigners with voters’ cards Ohanaeze, ECA condemn FG’s release of N5bn to Kaduna for ranches Atiku asks Buhari to resign over state of economy IGP orders removal of roadblocks nationwide Osinbajo graces Islamic event, calls for religious tolerance, unity

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (430,992 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (395,495 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (328,360 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (282,661 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (248,374 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (229,505 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (212,502 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (193,699 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (180,194 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (170,768 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (167,557 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (153,979 views)

 

CBN banner Zenith Zero Balance First Bank chat banking

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (76) Business & Economy (3,885) Business Verdict (54) Columnists (974) Complaints & Requests (95) Enterprise & Opportunities (208) Entertainment (575) Features (680) Global Business Monitor (313) International (2,838) Interview (167) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (147) Maggie's Blog (74) News (41,516) Opinion (1,153) Pidgin (13) Politics (8,206) Religion (920) Sports (1,826) Stock Watch (35) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

 

 

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera