AEPB cau­tions res­i­dents against in­dis­crim­i­nate dump­ing of waste

Daily Trust - - CITY NEWS - By Taiwo Adeniyi

The Act­ing Direc­tor of the Abuja En­vi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion Board (AEPB), Mrs. Omolola Ola­nipekun, has urged Abuja res­i­dents not to dump waste in­dis­crim­i­nately as they cel­e­brate the Eid-elFitr.

Mrs. Ola­nipekun en­joined the res­i­dents to al­ways keep the en­vi­ron­ment clean, adding that they should dump their well-con­tainer­ized waste in ap­pro­pri­ate places in their ar­eas to be eas­ily evac­u­ated by the con­trac­tors.

The act­ing direc­tor in a state­ment signed by the board’s pub­lic re­la­tions of­fi­cer, Sa­muel Musa, wished Mus­lims in the ter­ri­tory a good celebration and told them to al­ways keep the en­vi­ron­ment clean even af­ter the end of the pub­lic hol­i­days.

The board said in order to en­sure that the huge amount of waste gen­er­ated due to the three-day pub­lic hol­i­day and Eid celebration was prop­erly evac­u­ated, some of its man­age­ment staff supervised the ac­tiv­i­ties of the con­trac­tors col­lect­ing waste dur­ing the hol­i­days.

She said: “If your waste bin is filled be­fore our waste con­trac­tor comes to ser­vice your area, please con­tainer­ize it prop­erly and don’t lit­ter the en­vi­ron­ment.”

While reit­er­at­ing the com­mit­ment of the board to en­sure a cleaner en­vi­ron­ment, she ap­pealed for the res­i­dents’ sup­port, which she said, in­cluded pay­ing their bills promptly and ad­her­ing to the in­struc­tions of the board.

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