Environment protection board urges Abuja residents to curtail littering 0f streets

Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB) has urged residents in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to possess waste bins and sizeable polythene bags in efforts to curtail littering of wastes on streets.

The AEPB Head of Information and Outreach Unit, Mr. Muktar Ibrahim, gave the advice in Abuja.

Ibrahim urged residents to replace their damaged bins with new ones, adding that people with no bins should buy sizeable polythene bags to curtail littering waste on the street.

He recalled that AEPB had on Feb 13 held Waste Bin Enforcement Stakeholders meeting to sensitise residents on the need to replace the damaged bins.

He said that AEPB would have contracted a relevant company to supply the waste bins for residents but the board was facing challenge of not paying waste service charges enjoyed by residents.

In our talks, we have actually played with the idea of supplying and deducting from the waste bins but then it becomes a difficult thing because people are not even prepared to pay waste service charges.

This one is not like a levy; it is payment for waste service already enjoyed. So, we are having a problem with that.

We also advise that they can buy sizeable polythene bags and use it to pack waste in interim,” Muktar said.

According to him, AEPB has also located roll-on bins in some strategic places in Abuja to curtail the incidence of littering waste on the street.

Source: Voice of Nigeria