The head of department, Environmental Services, Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) in the nation’s capital, Sanitarian Haruna Ahmed, has stated that Pigba Sama, near the Apo Mechanic Village, Abuja is an example of a clean community in AMAC in terms of organizing regular environmental sanitation and ensuring compliance.
Sanitarian Ahmed made this disclosure on Tuesday, September 22 at his office in Abuja, when members of the Pigba Environmental Taskforce led by its chairman, Mr. Moses Danladi Adayilo in company of the village head, Chief James Zakwoyi Dogo paid him a courtesy visit.
Speaking on behalf of the team, Mr. Adayilo said they were at the AMAC office to present copy of rules and regulations adopted by the community and to demand the endorsement of the AMAC for it to be enforceable at Pigba against environmental defaulters.
They also requested for a central waste collection point, refuse bins to avoid indiscriminate waste disposal as well as clear the illegal dump site along Chafuyi Road, which has overpowered the community. He called on the council to support them during the community’s environmental sanitation day every last Saturday of the month, which takes place between 7 and 10am.
In his response, Sanitarian Haruna Ahmed said he will draft a memo to the council chairman, Honourable Abdullahi Adamu Candido forwarding the rules and regulation as requested by Pigba Sama Community for endorsement. He promised to visit the community on Thursday by 12noon for inspection and necessary advice.
“Pigba is a prototype of what community should be doing in terms of environmental sanitation. This is an encouragement and we must participate. I will go through your request and make a memo to the chairman”, Ahmed said.
Also speaking for the AMAC Environmental were Deputy Head of Department Environmental Services, Abba Muazu and Principal Environmental Health Officer, Vincent Leo. They commended Pigba for their efforts in ensuring regulation environmental sanitation, and pledged more support.
In his remarks, the Village Head of Pigba Sama, Chief James Zakwoyi Dogo thanked the head of AMAC Environmental Services and his team for giving them the opportunity to interact with them on how to make Pigba Sama a place to live and enjoy life.