128 police officers join battle against environmental degradation in Abuja by Nigerian Tribune
by Nigerian Tribune
APPROVAL has been granted to 128 personnel from the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) police command to join efforts to protect the environment in Abuja.
With the approval, the FCT administration has cautioned residents that flouting environmental laws in the territory would continue to attract full wrath of the law.
Newly appointed Director of the Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB), Shehu Baba, who disclosed this on Tuesday, warned that the board under him would not tolerate street hawking and begging.
He warned contractors handling cleaning of estates in the territory, especially those identified as lagging behind in meeting up with the terms of their contracts, to sit as the administration would not further tolerate negligence to duty.
The director disclosed that 10 out of the 86 states in the territory had developed reliable structures on waste evacuation.
He vowed to penalise any estate that failed to evolve a self-sustaining cleaning measures.
Shehu maintained that the steps were part of the measures taken to keep the city clean.
He called on members of the public to support the administration with information about areas that would need the attention and quick intervention of the board.