AEPB cautions residents against indiscriminate dumping of waste
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.