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Published On: Tue, Jun 24th, 2014

Environment: FCT residents applaud AEPB

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By Mashe Umaru  Gwamna

Some residents of Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have applauded the management of Abuja Environment Protection Board (AEPB), for sustaining a clean and sanitized environment during this rainy season.

The residents who spoke to Peoples Daily said in spite the recurring downpour, the AEPB has shown a lot of commitment towards sustainable city sanitation.

A resident, Gideon Ibrahim , who noted that the AEPB workers are doing a great job, says “I live at wuse, and early morning hours close to my street, you can definitely see  AEPB women sweeping the streets, and you still see them in the afternoon hours picking dirt and cleaning the environment. The environment in this area is so clean.

“I just came back from the UK for holidays, there places that are not clean too, talk more of sweeping it.  Seriously, the management is trying, the AEPB contractors usually come around too pack our waste every Monday and other days, even in the rains.  So, let honour them for that, as they put more effort to keep the FCT environment clean.”

Another resident, Sarah Philips, said the AEPB are really achieving their goal of maintaining a clean healthy and environment in FCT.

“I believe they still have challenges they are facing, from residents that is affecting their capacity to keep focus on their goal. They are tackling unhealthy practices that come with the downpour of rains in the environment and render services to the residents, in order to have healthy environment.

“Therefore, we as residents need to play our part to help have a clean sustainable city.” She said.

Similarly, one Rabiu   Bala , praise the AEPB because of the use of its mobile court to prosecute defaulting members of the society , saying “this has made residents to clean their immediately environment.”

 He however urged the management of AEPB to employ more hands and contractors, so as for them to meet their goal of attaining a sustainable green and clean city.

Also, another resident, Shola Ajani, who opined that AEPB has tried to keep a clean hygienic environment during this wet season should be commended, said the management   should do something about stagnant water in some parts of the city.

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