The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, Mr Nyesom Wike, announced the FCT Administration has concluded plans to reintroduce monthly sanitation in a bid to keep the city clean.
Wike made the revelation in Abuja on Monday, after a closed-door meeting with contractors handling different projects in the FCT.
He said that he had already informed President Bola Ahmed Tinubu on the idea. Adding that at least two Saturdays in a month would be declared for sanitation from 7a.m. to 10 a.m.
Wike emphasized that the move would enable companies supporting the FCT with logistics to go to market, and other public places to evacuate refuse.
The minister affirms that, for Abuja to be clean, everybody has to cooperate.
“We must all make sacrifices. There is nothing like we are going to suffer. You also contribute to refuse.
“So, if you spare three hours on a Saturday at home, to clear the refuse and bring them out for us to evacuate and dispose of, then that is the little way you can help.
Additionally, on the part of the streetlights, the minister said that there were some improvements: “We are not there yet, but I can assure you that everywhere in Abuja will be lit up.”
For those who have distorted the Abuja Master Plan, Wike said that the issue would soon be addressed.
He added that the Federal Capital Territory Administration was working out which areas the parks and the greens were supposed to be and those that were built on.
He also said that the government would look into those who refused to develop their plots for many years.
Wike said that the President Tinubu-led administration would not continue to allow undeveloped land across the city.
“How can you have empty land in the city and allow people to build shanties on them because you did not develop them.
“We want to make Abuja a safe environment, but we can’t do it alone; we require the support of every stakeholder,” he said.