“As a responsible and responsive government, we will keep interacting with the people once in a while. We had fruitful discussions with the community leaders.”
The Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB) has reiterated its commitment to prosecuting persons engaged in roadside trading, indiscriminate dumping of refuse, and other illegal activities in the FCT.
This is contained in a statement by AEPB director Braimah Osilama.
Mr Osilama said the agency’s laws prohibit farming and trading on the roadside, and indiscriminate dumping of refuse in the FCT.
The AEPB boss added that the agency had embarked on advocacy visits to community leaders in various FCT communities such as Lugbue, Karimajiji, Sauka, and Airport Road.
He said the visits would provide the opportunity to interact with the community leaders, describing the visits as a strategic step by the FCT Administration to communicate effectively to residents at the grassroots.
“As a responsible and responsive government, we will keep interacting with the people once in a while. We had fruitful discussions with the community leaders,” said Mr Osilama.
According to him, the community leaders agreed to provide dump sites for the residents.