Residents of Kubwa, a satellite town in Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory have been lamenting the continuous dumping of refuse in their community, saying this has become a health hazard to them.
For a while they have had to contend with a heap of refuse which is also few metres away from a private school.
Staffs of the school complained about the daily practice of burning the refuse in the afternoon.
They described the state of the atmosphere and the smell from the refuse, both of which make learning difficult for the pupils.
Asides the health hazards, the refuse site has also become home to scavengers and this, according to the residents, makes it a security threat.
But the chairman of Bwari Area Council, Mr Musa Dikko, explained that the Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA) has taken over the responsibility of clearing the refuse.
“The FCD has already accepted our report and have taken charge of both sites and they have assured us it is already considered for contract so that it can properly be evacuated.
“As at now it has gone beyond the council’s strength,” he told Channels TV.
He also charged the residents to take the responsibility of stopping indiscriminate dumping of refuse within their area.