19 September 2020 by MATHEW AYOOLA
Abuja Environmental Protection Board, AEPB Mobile Court has fined over 50 Ladies one thousand naira each for not wearing face masks.
The Court also fined them two thousand naira each for violating COVID 19 curfew restriction and given option of two weeks community service to the FCT Administration.
Handing down the fines to the violators, the Magistrate, Idayat Akanni said the ladies were arrested by AEPB Enforcement team in the early hours of Friday loitering in different streets in Wuse and Maitama areas of the Federal Capital Territory.
The Court also fined about 20 hawkers, artisans and road side mechanics two thousand and three thousand naira and option of two Weeks community service to FCT Administration.
They were also arrested by the AEPB Enforcement Team along Mabushi, Kado roundabout in Abuja.
Speaking with newsmen after the court sitting in Old Parade Ground, Abuja, the Director of Abuja Environmental Protection Board, AEPB, Alhaji Baba Shehu Lawan reminded residents of the FCT to always abide by COVID 19 regulations put in place by the Presidential Task Force, PTF on COVID 19 and the FCT Administration.
Alhaji Lawan who said AEPB would not hesitate to sanction anyone violating COVID 19 protocols advised residents of the FCT to support the Administration in its fight against corona virus.
On the hawkers, artisans and road side mechanics arrested along Mabushi, Kado roundabout, the AEPB Director said the move was part of efforts to ensure a clean, hygenic and environmental friendly capital city.
According to him, it is also part of strategies towards restoring the Abuja master plan.
He said AEPB had in several occasions warned residents of the FCT to desist from street hawking and operating their business activities in illegal and unathorized places.
While reiterating the commitment of AEPB towards a clean Abuja, Alhaji Lawan called for the support of all stakeholders in the activities of the Board.