15 February 2010

Nigeria: Abuja to Get Sanitary Inspectors

The FCT Administration (FCTA) will soon introduce sanitary inspectors to give close environmental monitoring of the entire Federal Capital Territory.The FCT Minister, Senator Muhammad Adamu Aliero made this revelation on Monday during the FCT Operations Briefing Session in Gwarinpa I District, Abuja.

The Minister further revealed that when the Sanitary Inspectors come on board, house to house environmental and sanitary condition would be better monitored and improved.

According to him, this measure will go a long way in improving sanitary conditions of individual resident of the Territory especially on their personal hygiene.

Senator Aliero charged property owners in the Federal Capital Territory to as a matter of urgency beautify their houses by planting flowers and ornamental trees.

The Minister urged the Federal Ministries and Parastatals as well as corporate organizations to also do something about their immediate environments by planting flowers in their areas of jurisdiction.

Senator Aliero reiterated that improved environmental condition will positively impact on the health condition of the residents of the Territory; insisting that prevention is better than cure.

He directed the Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB) to embark on aggressive campaign to achieve optimal result and to also invite the corporate organisations to buy into this Abuja Clean Environment initiative.

Meanwhile, the AEPB from December 17, 2009 - February 10, 2010 evacuated 303.6m3 special wastes from 276 Health Facilities in 20 Districts and 3 Satellite Towns of the Federal Capital Territory.

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