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Traders, commuters convert bus stops to public toilets
Traders and commuters are converting some bus-stops in the FCT into urinal, due to the absence of public toilet facilities, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) has observed.
NAN reported that the practice was prevalent at bus-stops with have heavy human traffic especially around Wuse Zone 5 and 6, Jabi Motor park, and Utako area, among others.
It is a common sight to see men in particular, urinating in public view, thereby polluting the environment.
Reacting to the situation, a civil servant, Mr Ibrahim Mohammed, expressed regret that two bus stops between Wuse Zones 5 and 6 were no longer comfortable for passengers waiting to board vehicles to their destinations.
Mohammed also described the environment around the area as unhygienic.
“Besides, the inconvenience the situation posed to passengers waiting to board vehicles, it is an embarrassing situation for the country.
“Foreigners use this route, it is a bad remark on our identity before them,'' he said.
Also commenting, Mr Moses Atte, a resident in a building close to the bus stop, told NAN that the environment was uncomfortable for residents of the area.
Atte appealed to the FCT administration to provide public toilets to discourage people from converting public facilities into public toilets.
Another resident, Mr Idowu Sani, described the situation as unacceptable in view of the status of Abuja as the Federal capital city.
Sani urged the Abuja Environmental Protection Council to take the necessary action to provide public toilets at strategic locations to prevent the ongoing abuse of the environment with waste materials, including human waste.Share
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