The FCT Administration has between January 1 and April 10, 2015 arrested and prosecuted 3,782 street traders/hawkers in the Federal Capital City, Abuja
The minister of FCT Sen. Bala Mohammed has frowned at the poor attitude of the six Area Councils in the territory and Satellite Towns, in handling environmental situations in their councils.
The minister condemned the act and further warned that the trend must be reversed.
He said that it’s not enough to clean only the Federal Capital City, stressing that the entire 8,000 square kilometers of the Federal Capital Territory must be holistically cleaned.
Mohammed insisted that the Area Councils must fund solid waste evacuation in the Area Councils and cautioned them against nonchalant attitudes.
While speaking after the FCT Operations Briefing Session in Abuja, said it has evaucated a total of 81,950.17 Tons of solid waste collected and disposed at designated dumpsites between January and March.
The minister explained that in order to give full coverage to the 250 square kilometers of the Federal Capital City, his Administration has established new Enforcement Posts at Kado District, AYA, Olusegun Obasanjo Way, Nnamdi Azikiwe Way by the Railway crossing.
He noted that this measure would no doubt, better the control of nuisances as well as enhance enforcement of all environmental regulations across the entire city.
“The FCT Administration has between January 1 and April 10, 2015 arrested and prosecuted 3,782 street traders/hawkers in the Federal Capital City, Abuja”.
He therefore, used the occasion to further direct the Board to redouble its efforts to get rid of all environmental nuisances in the City.
Muhammed said that no stone must be left unturned in keeping the Abuja environment clean and healthy; warning, that Abuja is the window through which the world sees Nigeria.
The FCT Minister of State, Oloye Olajumoke Akinjide; FCT Permanent Secretary, Engr. John Obinna Chukwu; FCT Police Commissioner, Mr. Wilson Inalegwu; FCDA Executive Secretary, Engr. Adamu Ismaila; FCT Chief of Staff, Mr. Abubakar Saqiq; Mandate Secretaries and all the Directors of Operation Departments attended the meeting.