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Old generators worry environment board

08 July 2013, 16:01

Abuja - The Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB) is concerned at the hazards old generators are posing to the environment.

Speaking to representatives of various neighbourhood organisations in a forum in Abuja, Aishat Adebayo, the acting director of the board, urged residents to minimise these machines and reduce carbon emissions.

“The amount of carbon that comes out from our power generating sets, especially the old ones, is very dangerous to our environment.

"We are very much aware of the problem of power supply that make people to go for generators, but we still encourage residents to service their generators  when due,” she said.

Adebayo advised residents to collaborate with the board to sustain environmental sanitation, particularly in Abuja.

“I believe so much in this forum because it gives us the opportunity to identify our areas of strength and areas of weakness as we discuss issues bordering on our environment. I am appealing to residents that nobody should constitute an environmental nuisance to his neighbourhood,” she added.

Adebayo also raised concern at the haphazard disposal of construction waste in the capital city.

- CAJ News


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