Provide receptacles in FCT parks, Centre tells AEPB

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The Centre for Peace Advocacy and Sustainable Development (CEPASD) has urged Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB) to provide waste disposable bins in FCT motor parks and other public places.

Mr Olabode Afurewaju, the Operation Officer of the organisation, made the appeal on Tuesday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja.

Afurewaju said that this would ensure protection and improvement of air, water, land, forest and wildlife of the FCT ecology.

According to him, AEPB is saddled with the responsibility of preserving and restoring all ecological processes to pre-impact status for the preservation of biodiversity in the FCT.

He said that municipal liquid and solid waste collections and disposal/sanitation management services, including connections of plots to the central sewer line, were among the sservices AEPB renders to FCT residents.

“Generally, residents of the FCT are expected to cooperate and participate fully in AEPB’s efforts at carrying out these functions.

“Additionally, AEPB offers pollution control and environmental health fumigations, vector control services and ensures protection and improvement of air, water, land, forest and wildlife in FCT ecology,” he said.

According to him, the Federal Capital Territory is currently littered, hence “I recommend a few motor parks within the FCT for a cursory inspection from the AEPB Team to see the level of degradation.

“After this investigation, the board should take action by providing at least five waste disposable bins in at least five mapped-out motor parks for a start,” he said.