Leadership (Abuja)

6 November 2012

Nigeria: Minister Promises Improved Sanitary Condition for FCT

The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Sen. Bala Mohammed has promised improved sanitary condition and waste collection for the city.

In a statement by the Asst. Director/Chief Press Secretary to the minister, Muhammad Hazat Sule, it said that the minister has taken steps to ensure a more efficient sanitary disposal of waste in the Federal Capital City (FCC) and its environs, one of which was the approval for the acquisition of 3 new dumpsites for the city.

The statement revealed that arrangements have already been completed for the ground breaking ceremony of three new solid waste transfer stations soon.The statement said, "The ground-breaking ceremony of these three solid waste transfer stations will be done at Mpape, Apo and Kubwa respectively in consonance with the Transformation Agenda of President Goodluck Jonathan.

"These transfer stations are expected to be processing sites for the temporary deposition of waste and will be used as places where local waste collection vehicles will deposit their waste cargo prior to loading into larger vehicles."

Accordingly, the waste will ultimately be disposed through incineration, recycling or used as landfill as the transfer stations promises to offer a range of benefits to the city and residents, because it will be environmentally-friendly.

"The sites will afford solid waste managers at the stations will screen waste loads, separate recyclables, and ensure that no hazardous waste or other undesirable materials enter the waste stream and water ways; thereby making the streets of FCT cleaner apart from the job opportunities that will be created for residents," it added.

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