FCT Minister Introduces Monthly Environmental Sanitation in Abuja
Nyesom Wike, the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, has reintroduced monthly sanitation as part of the city-cleaning plans to make the capital territory a standard for other states.
Wike stated this in Abuja on Monday, August 28, following a closed-door meeting with contractors overseeing various municipal projects.
The former Rivers governor revealed that he had already briefed President Bola Ahmed Tinubu on the idea of declaring at least two Saturdays every month for sanitation from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m.
He emphasised that the move would allow enterprises that provide supplies to the FCT to travel to markets and other public places to discharge waste.
“We must all make sacrifices. There is nothing like we are going to suffer. You also contribute to refuse.
“So, if you spare three hours on a Saturday at home to clear the refuse and bring them out for us to evacuate and dispose of, then that is the little way you can help.
“We are appealing to you (residents) to cooperate with us so we can achieve our goals,” Wike stated.
Wike acknowledged that there had been some progress in terms of streetlights but assured that there would be streetlights throughout Abuja