In order to improve environmental sanitation at the Apo Mechanic Village, Abuja, the FCT Administration has set every Friday between 7-10 am as sanitation hours.
The FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello in company of the FCT Permanent Secretary, Dr. Babatope Ajakaiye, dropped this hint during an unscheduled visit to the Village to rub minds with stakeholders in the spare parts market on Monday.
The Minister reiterated that cleanliness is next to godliness and therefore everything would be done to encourage the culture of cleanliness.
Malam Bello urged them to work extra hard to clean the surroundings and make the place look like the international spare parts market it was envisaged to be.
He assured that the FCT Administration would also support in the effort by providing trucks to evacuate all the refuse collected every Friday.
The Minister emphasized that his Administration will give priority attention to the taking off of the Wasa Spare Parts Market so that most traders who do not have shops in Apo can be relocated there to do their business.
He promised to look into the complaint that 98 hectares of land allocated at Kubwa, which covers about 4000 shops, was allegedly marred with fraud.
Malam Bello remarked that the 10-lane road from Nnamdi Azikiwe Expressway (Ring Road I) to Wasa Resettlement Camp would be well funded to enable the contractors’ deliver on time.
While calling on the traders to be good residents of the Federal Capital Territory, the Minister enjoined them to continue to support the government and pray for the success of President Muhammadu Buhari’s Administration.
Welcoming the Minister and his entourage, the General Chairman of Apo Traders Association, Chief Chimezie Ifeh thanked the Minister for taking time off his busy schedule to see them.
Chief Ifeh however alleged that the 98 hectares of land allocated at Kubwa which covers over 4000 shops was hijacked under the conspiracy and connivance of some of their leaders; adding “we are asking for a high powered Ministerial Inquiry into Kubwa allocation fraud.”
“The said allocation was shared amongst themselves who then sold to very few traders and now, they are plotting for the high population of active traders to vacate the temporary buffer area as we are made to understand,” he added.
Muhammad Hazat Sule, FCAI
Deputy Director / Chief Press Secretary,
Monday, April 3, 2017.