FCTA seals 2,491 facilities in 4 months

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ABUJA – The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), said on Sunday that 2,491 and sites were sealed in the territory between January and April 2014, for non-compliance Environmental Impact Assessment and Environmental Audit regulations.

This is contained in a issued in Abuja by Muhammad Sule, the Chief Press Secretary to the FCT Minister, Sen. .

The said that the minister stated this when he met some officials of the Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB).

It said that the were sealed because their defaulted in paying service charges, and other environmental offences.

According to the , a new FCT Policy Guideline on Solid Waste Management is being packaged.

It added that would soon brainstorm, a view to reviewing it, preparatory to its approval by the FCT Committee.

The statement said that FCT Residents Sanitation Forum had also been resuscitated to increase general and full participation of the residents in environmental protection programmes.

The statement quoted the minister as saying that FCTA officials inspected 3,195 premises, fumigated 93 and gave talks on the importance of sanitation during the period under review.(NAN)