The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Administration has said that it will no longer a business as usual for street hawkers, beggars and those violating environmental laws within the FCT.
The Newly appointed Director of the Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB) Mr. Shehu Baba said this while briefing Journalist in Abuja.
Shehu mentioned that the AEPB under him will not tolerate street hawking and begging warning traders in the markets to restrict their businesses to the market and stop using street hawkers to sell them.
Shehu said that the Board has identified 17 beats with not less than five flashpoint where hawkers are congregated for hiring by any group seeking their services especially the traders in various markets in the city.
On the issue of waste evacuation and management in the FCT, the director said That all residents and business owners must buy waste bin for clean waste collection and evacuation from their premises.
According to him, the FCTA will by October stop cleaning housing estates as a pop arrangement is underway to cede the cleaning of the estates to internal structure or mechanism.
Shehu pointed out that 10 out of the 86 estates in the territory have developed reliable structures on waste evacuation promising to penalize any estate that failed to evolve a self sustaining cleaning measures for its residence.
On the enforcement of the laws, Shehu hinted that the administration has already received an approval of 128 personnel from the FCT police command to support her security and enforcement drive in the city and cautioned residents and business premises to ensure they comply fully.
He said these are part of the measures taken to keep the city clean and restoring it to to it’s once glorious era of a clean city tasking the residents to support him.