CSBS News Desk
The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, has said that his administration had put the necessary mechanism in motion with a view to rewarding the cleanest area council in the FCT.
The minister announced this while flagging off exercise of the Household and Community Sanitation exercise in Kwali, the headquarters of the Kwali Area Council of the FCT.
He said his administration had considered policy of reward and punishment on environmental sanitation, so as to encourage FCT residents to proactively clean their immediate environment.
Bello added that the chairman of the cleanest area council at the end of the year would not only be recognised, but enjoy certain privileges even at the national level by representing the territory.
The minister stressed that the issues of improved personal hygiene and removal of environmental nuisances in the area councils and satellite towns in FCT, was on the front burner of his 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” Bello said.
He charged council chairmen, traditional rulers and community leaders to key into the programme.