Senate Committee on Federal Capital Territory, has given the area councils in the nation’s capital a 21 days ultimatum to clean up parks, markets and the entire FCT or face sanction.
The Chairman of the Committee, Senator Dino Melaye gave the order during a meeting with the chairmen of the six area councils in the territory. He told them that the FCT was too dirty to be the seat of power and a capital city, adding that no state capital around the world was as dirty as the FCT.
To this effect, he gave them 21 days ultimatum to clean up parks, markets and the entire FCT or face punishment from the committee.
“You see heaps of rubbish on the road side, Abuja is the pride of Africa, we cannot let this continue. You go to our parks and it is an eye sore. Two weeks you won’t clean the parks and you are generating money from that park, and when they ask you will say there is no money.
“This committee is giving you three weeks to clean up the metropolis, the environmental sanitation in the FCT particularly the area councils, especially AMAC is poor.
“After three weeks, if you don’t clean up the FCT, we will clean you up; you cannot be collecting revenue from the market and the market will be very dirty. We are very serious about cleaning up the city within three weeks, clean up Abuja, especially the satellite towns,” he warned.
He urged the chairmen to keep proper records of what they generate, he also added that the committee will visit the councils to ascertain the exact revenue generate daily.
“I want to see what you are generating from what you have in your books; the era of personalizing our commonwealth is over. I am going to sit down with you from morning till closing time in Jabi Park; I am going to personally sign all the tickets that would be issued that day.
“So if you have been doing it wrongly, then you must repent and right the wrongs of the past,” he warned.