Written by Ateed YUSUF

Abaji engages 136 workers on litter control

Abaji area council has engaged the services of 136 workers to tackle the menace of litter control in the area.

The head of environmental department of the council, Alh. Idris Salihu, made this known in a chat with our correspondent in his office, even as he appreciated the chairman of the council, Hon. Abdulrahman Ajiya, for giving priority to sanitation issues. 

He warned the residents to stop dumping refuse into the drainage system, noting that such negative tendency is unfriendly to the environment. 

Salihu reiterated commitment to sustaining the advocacy campaign of sensitising the residents to cultivate the culture of good hygiene as well as dumping refuse at designated dump sites. 

The environmental health officer cautioned residents of Abaji and environs to avoid dumping waste in the drainages, noting that flooding and erosion being experienced in some parts of FCT was due to blocking of the water ways. 

The HOD called households in the area to provide toilets facilities in their places of living to prevent outbreak of diseases, just as he warned that punitive measures would be taken against environmental defaulters. 

Salihu enjoined residents of Abaji to cooperate with the department especially during its monthly routine sanitation exercise conducted in market and some designated areas to evacuate waste to the final dumping sites. 

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