Traditional Rulers and other stakeholders in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have called for the provision of environmentally friendly social amenities in their communities.
They made the call at a Town Hall Broadcast meeting on environmental issues organised by Living Earth Media tagged: “The Nexus, Promotion of Industrial and Domestic Waste Recycling In Nigeria.”
Speaking, the District Head of Jahi 1, who was represented by his Secretary, Mohammed Sanusi Yerima said the environment must be protected adding that the indiscriminate dumping of refuse causes disease and harm to the environment.
He called on the government to provide a water disposal bin adding that the community is not safe with scavengers.
“If we get these, the community will be safe,” Yerima said.
Also, the District head of Npape, Malam Musa Audu said clean water will translate to a clean environment, calling on the government to give them environment friendly social amenities.
Audu who urged the government to provide water for them, also called on the people of the FCT to avoid indiscriminate dumping of refuge.
“We must not engage in activities that harm the environment. Cleanliness should be what the people should go after,” The traditional ruler said, adding that indiscriminate refuse dumping is not good.
“We want the government to come to Npape and help us with social amenities that are environment friendly,” Audu said.
Also, the representative of National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA), Isa Abdulsalam said they are not social amenities providers but added that they will ensure that anything the government is providing conforms with the environment.
He said the scavengers posed a security threat since people don’t know exactly what they are doing.