The Federal Capital Territory Ministerial Task Team on City Sanitation has dismantled shanties and other illegal attachments used by Bureau De Change operators and traders in Abuja’s Wuse Zone 4 region.
Assistant Director, Monitoring and Enforcement, Abuja Environmental Protection Board,Kaka Bello, told journalists that traders and BDC operators were causing environmental problems in the region, and that the agency would guarantee that the exercise was ongoing.
He threatened operators who were detected operating outside of their offices with arrest and prosecution.
Bello said, “Most of the offices in Zone 4 are owned by BDC operators, but unfortunately, some of them resolved to be trading outside, which is illegal.
“For the Bureau De Change operators, they should please ensure that they carry out their business within their office premises, not by the road corridors.
“We also appeal to the general public, especially those who patronise BDCs, to please patronise them in their offices.
Anybody caught outside operating will be arrested and prosecuted accordingly, and mobile courts are already on standby, waiting for people who indulge in these activities to be arrested and brought before it.”
The Chairman, FCT Ministerial Committee on City Sanitation, Ikharo Attah, said the operation was based on a ministerial directive.