• Friday, July 19, 2024
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FG announces plan to site waste recycling plant in FCT


Federal Government of Nigeria has announced plans to situate a recycling plant in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), as part of its efforts in tackling household and community sanitation.

Amina Mohammed, minister of environment, made this assertion over the weekend at the Kuje Area Council of the FCT, during the flag off of the FCT household and community sanitation exercise.

Mohammed, who lauded the new collaborative initiative between her ministry and the FCT administration, observed that a healthy community encouraged a healthy living.

While emphasising on the present administration’s drive towards the fight its started 32 years ago on the War Against Indiscipline, through the national environmental day, she promised that the FCT would serve as a waste recycling pioneer for the other 36 states of the federation.

The minister of the FCT in his remarks said the FCT clean up exercise was not only a sanitation exercise but orientation effort in line with the change agenda of this administration.

“It is indeed sad that community efforts in ensuring clean environment have almost disappeared in our society and most people, now look up to government to clean their environment for them.

“We must therefore, imbibe the change mantra. The community based approach to environmental sanitation will lead to a more realistic and sustainable effort in maintaining the environment,” he said.

Earlier in his brief remark, Haruna Jibrin, Gomo of Kuje, had urged the FCT administration to consider the establishment of a waste recycling industry for the effective management and control of the large refuse dumps that were visible in all FCT communities.

“To further strengthen and for the proper enforcement of strict environment sanitation principles among Nigerians, the present administration of President Mohammadu Buhari should consider the reintroduction of a modified War Against Indiscipline (WAI) programme, with a view of curtailing the menace of indiscriminate dumping of dirt by people,” he said.