Tunji Bello, the immediate past Secretary to the State Government (SSG) of Lagos State, has accused his former boss, ex-governor Akinwunmi Ambode, of compounding the environmental challenges in the state.
Bello made this disclosure during his screening before the Committee of Lagos House of Assembly a few days back, where he argued that the former governor compounded the state’s challenges with his refusal to follow the plan structured by his predecessor.
The former commissioner tackled Ambode for failing to adhere to the laid down development plan between 2012 and 2025.
“Some of the experts brought to the Ministry of Environment were posted out. That was how many of them became discouraged. Even their equipment disappeared.
“The past administration ignored advice and threw away the model that has been earning the state global accolades. That was when the system started crumbling.
“So, the ministry of environment that was saddled with the responsibility of maintaining and ensuring better environment, was confronted by dearth of experts,” he said.
He added that the ministry was deprived of staff that could monitor and supervise the activities of PSPs in the state, noting that the Lagos State Waste Management Authority suffered so much during Ambode’s tenure as governor.