25 February 2021 by MATHEW AYOOLA
Abuja Environmental Protection Board, AEPB has commenced the disconnection of illegal sewage lines in some estates in Wuye District of the Federal Capital Territory.
Speaking during the exercise in Abuja, the Chief Legal Officer of AEPB, Charity Okaro said the sewage lines in the affected estates were illegally connected without ministerial approval.
According to her, the defaulters were served court summon for two weeks on the issue but refused to comply with the notice .
She said the exercise which would be a continuous one was to guard against illegal connection to sewage lines in the FCT.
The Legal Officer stated that AEPB was loosing about 500 million naira annually to activities of estate developers who had refused to comply with the ministerial approval on sewage lines.
She expressed concern over the situation and advised residents especially those in the city centre to always support AEPB in its task of making Abuja an environmental friendly capital city.
She also emphasized the need for estate developers to always abide by the Abuja master plan to avoid sanctions.