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Board decries manpower to enforce house-to-house sanitation in FCT


ABUJA – The Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB), has decried inadequate manpower to execute the House-to-House sanitation policy in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
The Head of Information and Outreach Programme of the board, Mr Joe Ukairo, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Thursday.
Ukairo said that inadequate Environmental Health Officers was a big challenge to the actualisation of efficient sanitary inspection in the territory.
He, however, said that the board had made tremendous achievement in sustaining waste management in the capital city.
“In spite of inadequate sanitary inspectors, our Environmental Health Officers have been moving in teams on house-to-house inspection within the FCT.
“They take their time to educate residents on personal hygiene.
“We have covered a large part of the city and you will agree with me that the city is cleaner with the introduction of this policy,” Ukairo said.
He told NAN that the board had also zoned the city into six for effective monitoring of environmental sanitation.
According to him, these zones are manned by assistant directors and a team of environmental health officers for sanitary inspections.
Ukairo said that the officers had ensured the enforcement of waste containerisation, adding that many residents and shop owners now acquire waste bins.
He said that the house-to-house policy was to inculcate the culture of keeping the environment clean at all times and ensure complicity. (NAN)

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