Minister Nyesom Wike, in charge of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, has announced the ministry’s plans to reintroduce monthly sanitation to maintain the cleanliness of the city.
Wike made this announcement in Abuja on Monday, following a meeting with contractors involved in various FCT projects.
He revealed that he had already discussed the idea with President Bola Tinubu, proposing that at least two Saturdays every month would be designated for sanitation activities from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m.
The aim of this initiative is to allow companies providing logistics support to the FCT to clear refuse from markets and other public places.
Wike stressed that the cooperation of everyone is crucial for Abuja to remain clean.
“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.
“We are appealing to you (residents) to cooperate with us so we can achieve our goals,” he said.
On 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,” he said.
For those who have distorted the Abuja Master Plan, Wike said that the issue would soon be addressed.