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FCT FEMA warns residents on waste disposal

The FCT Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), has warned residents of Jabi District from unlawful disposal of waste as the wet season approaches.

The Director-General of FEMA, Alhaji Abbas Idriss, made the call after an assessment of drainages in Jabi district of the FCT, Abuja.

The D-G who was represented by the agency’s Deputy Director, Monitoring and Special Duties, Abubakar Ododa, appealed to residents not to block drains through indiscriminate disposal of solid wastes.

He noted that, “Drainages in the area visited were poorly managed as most of the water passages were blocked by solid waste which makes the environment prone to flooding.”

He frowned at the situation where wastes removed from drainages are kept beside the drains and eventually end up in the drains when wind or rain comes.

He appealed to the Abuja Environmental Protection Board, (AEPB), to immediately take action to clear the drains.

The D-G also appealed to residents to maintain the sanity of the environment to avert a possible outbreak of diseases and flooding in the coming season.

He, however, applauded the citing of a well organized dump site, close to Jabi park where refuse is neatly burnt.

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