The Honourable Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, has charged the Abuja Environmental Protection Board and other relevant agencies of the FCT Administration to ensure that the Umaru Musa Yar’adua way (Airport road) is kept clean at all times.
The Minister gave the charge over the weekend when he led a team of heads of relevant agencies to inspect and assess the level of sanitation on the road.
His Chief Press Secretary, Anthony Ogunleye, made this known in a statement on Sunday in Abuja.
The statement read, “The visit with relevant agencies was to enable me to see progress on the instruction that pedestrian bridges are not to be used as markets and trading points.
“So far, I am pleased with the progress made and support from the communities along the Umar Yaradua (Airport) Express Way.”
The Minister also advised the relevant agencies to sustain their efforts and called for the cooperation of the local communities along the airport road.
Meanwhile, in line with the Minister’s directive, the Abuja Environmental Protection Board ( AEPB) has instructed its personnel handling the road corridor to redouble their efforts in cleaning all the drainages as well as vegetation control.
The AEPB assured that the cleaning of all the pedestrian bridges and interchanges, as well as removal of waste in villages along the airport road, would be sustained.
The Minister’s assessment tour took him through the entire length of the airport road, where he physically inspected the pedestrian bridges.