Muhammad Bello FCT Minister promises to reward cleanest Council in Abuja

According to him, the chairman of the cleanest Council at the end of the year would be recognised and would enjoy certain privileges even at the national level.

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 The FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Bello on Saturday said FCT Administration has put mechanism in place to reward the cleanest Area Council in the territory with a befitting prize.

Bello stated this at the inauguration of the Household and Community Sanitation exercise in Kwali, the headquarters of the Kwali Area Council of the FCT.

He said that his Administration considered the policy of reward and punishment as it concerned environmental sanitation to encourage the residents to proactively clean their immediate environment.

According to him, the chairman of the cleanest Council at the end of the year would be recognised and would enjoy certain privileges even at the national level.

He said that the issues of improved personal hygiene and removal of environmental nuisances in the area councils and satellite towns in the territory, was on the front burner of the administration.

``The need to go back to the old ways of keeping our environment clean necessitated the introduction of the FCT household and community sanitation exercise.

``Therefore, I urge the council chairmen, traditional rulers and community leaders to key in,’’ he said.

He also promised that the traditional rulers in the cleanest council would be adequately rewarded.

Bello assured that the FCT Administration would support the Area Councils financially and with quality policies to drive the laudable programme.

``It is our duty individually and collectively to safeguard and maintain our environment because nobody can do it better than us,’’ he said.

He called on all the residents of the territory to imbibe the change agenda of the federal government, by changing their attitude positively.

Speaking earlier, the Chairman of Kwali Area Council, Mr. Ibrahim Daniel thanked the Minister for introducing the sanitation exercise.

He said that it would go a long way in reducing incidences of avoidable diseases in the territory.

He seized the opportunity to call on the FCT Administration to complete the Kwaita-Yebu-Kigbe road under construction since 2004 as well as the Kwali township roads.

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