Written by Austine ELEMUE

Bello proposes reward for cleanest area council

The FCT Administration has already put mechanism in place to reward the cleanest area council, minister of the territory, Malam Muhammad Bello, has disclosed.

The minister who made the disclosure at the flag-off exercise of the household and community sanitation exercise in Kwali, on Saturday, also emphasized that his administration has considered the policy of reward and punishment as it concerns environmental sanitation to encourage the residents clean their immediate environment. 

Bello, who did not disclose the form of reward and punishment, however revealed that the chairman of the cleanest area council at the end of the year would not only be recognized but would enjoy certain privileges even at the national level. 

He maintained that the issues of improved personal hygiene and removal of environmental nuisances in the area councils and satellite towns remains on the front burner of the current FCT administration. 

“The need to go back to the old ways of keeping our environment clean necessitated the introduction of FCT household and community sanitation exercise,” he said. 

He also promised that the traditional ruler in whose domain is the cleanest within the area council would also be adequately rewarded and thus, charged the traditional rulers to take the lead. 

He used the occasion to call on residents to imbibe the change agenda of the Federal Government, by changing their attitude as political, traditional, community, religious leaders, civil servants and citizens. 

Welcoming guests to the occasion, the chairman of Kwali Area Council, Mr. Ibrahim Daniel, thanked the minister for introducing the sanitation exercise; adding that it would go a long way in reducing incidences of avoidable diseases in the territory. 

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