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Published On: Mon, Oct 6th, 2014

Sallah: AEPB arrests 56 beggars, hawkers

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AEPBBy Mashe Umaru Gwamna

The Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB) said it has arrested over 56 beggars and hawkers during Sallah celebration, in the nation’s capital city

According to the Board, the destitute and street traders were arrested along AYA round-about, Central Business District (CBD) and Central Mosque area.

Head, Media Liaison of the Board, Samuel Musa, who disclosed this in a in a statement, said the exercise was headed by the acting Director of the Board, Baba Shehu Lawan.

According to him; “the beggars arrested will be handed over to the Social Development Secretariat of the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), for rehabilitation and repatriation to their various states of origin, while the hawkers will be prosecuted in court accordingly,”

“This goes to show that the Board will not relent in its effort towards sanitising the city.”

He therefore noted that the director  during the exercise reiterated the appeal on residents in the FCT, to ensure effective waste management.

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