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Why We Are Suspending Operations In Lagos State, Visionscape Explains

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Multifaceted environmental utility conglomerate, Visionscape Sanitation Solutions, has explained why it decided to suspend its operations in Lagos state.

On Friday, September 5, the company decided to put a hold to its operation in Lagos state, citing some issues.

Explaining the reasons behind its decision, the management of the organisation attributed their action to the volatility in Lagosa series of threats to the lives of its employees and destruction of its operational vehicles and equipment.

A statement signed by Simon Reading, Chairman of the Board of Investors which was accessed by www.theoctopusnews.com explained that the company known for its positive achievements in providing innovative solutions and bridging environmental infrastructure gaps  was forced to take the decision following several failed effort at managing the situation.

The decision to suspend operations in Lagos state was thus reached after a Governance Committee meeting.

The statement by Reading read:  “We passed a unanimous resolution to formally notify you of our concerns in response to the volatility in Lagos. At the time, we were given assurances that the accommodations made to the ‘PSPS’ by the franchise team would be sufficient to appease those who felt that Visionscape had taken away their jobs.”  

The statement went on to say that, “with these priorities in place, we had great confidence that we would continue operations in Lagos State in a safe and uninterrupted manner.

However, security reports brought to our attention, contain details of a surge in violent attacks on the trucks/equipment and, in some cases the operators. Of utmost concern, are the recent developments surrounding the turbulent political environment wherein it was reported that the opposition in the upcoming gubernatorial race used subversive language about the residential collections contract and called it “a misadventure”.

We, therefore, request that the Executive team take appropriate measures to mitigate the risks to the safety of our personnel and assets. We wish to hear from you as a matter of urgency, with a detailed plan to secure our investments in Nigeria and minimise attrition of the Group’s growth plan. We are committed to maintaining high levels of security and assuring the safety of the 1000+ Visionscape team members in-country.

In conclusion, we have steadfast confidence in your ensuring that extensive protocols and procedures will be put in place to ensure the security of our people. We believe firmly that no contract is worth jeopardising that. We implore you to stay safe under the circumstances!”.

Graphic Photos:?Visionscape suspends operations in Lagos State following threats to employees? lives

Graphic Photos:?Visionscape suspends operations in Lagos State following threats to employees? lives

Graphic Photos:?Visionscape suspends operations in Lagos State following threats to employees? lives

Graphic Photos:?Visionscape suspends operations in Lagos State following threats to employees? lives

Graphic Photos:?Visionscape suspends operations in Lagos State following threats to employees? lives

 

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