I will soon set up environmental taskforce – Council boss
The Chairman of Gwagwalada Area Council, Alhaji Adamu Mustapha, has said his administration will soon set up an environmental taskforce to checkmate indiscriminate refuse dumping in the area.
Speaking in an interview with newsmen in his office, yesterday, Mustapha said setting up the taskforce was informed by activities of some residents, especially roasted maize and pure water sellers who, he said, dumped refuse indiscriminately.
He said sanitation has been one of his administration’s top priorities since he assumed office, adding that the council spent huge amount of money monthly to evacuate refuse at various locations in the metropolis.
“The council is making effort to see that environmental sanitation is a routine exercise but the citizens are not helping matters. That is why we are going to inaugurate a taskforce to checkmate cases of indiscriminate refuse dumps,” he said.
He noted that despite waste bins kept at designated places within the metropolis, some residents still dumped refuse by the road side.
The chairman, however, attributed the challenges of refuse dumps and sanitation to the of influx of people into the council on daily basis, adding that the council also hosts various ministries including the University of Abuja.