The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has announced plans to renovate over 500 toilets and other projects in schools and communities throughout the six Area Councils.
The Area Councils Service Secretariat (ACSS) made this announcement on Friday, while inaugurating a committee to decide the best course of action.
The FCT Permanent Secretary, Olusade Adesola, who inaugurated the committee, noted that the toilets and solar-powered boreholes needed to be rebuilt to prevent the spread of Cholera and other illnesses.
He said that the administration had carried out many of these programs in collaboration with development partners, but that up to 90% of them had been trashed.
He told members of the committee that the administration was working to alleviate the horrible situation in schools and communities, while pushing them to be diligent in their job in accordance with the terms of reference.
According to him ; ” A recent survey carried out in some communities of the FCT by ACSS, in line with its mandate shows that the 4-compartment toilet facilities and the solar powered boreholes are in a complete state of dilapidation, while over 90% have been vandalised.
” It has become imperative to rehabilitate these boreholes in the FCT schools which will boost the FCT efforts in dealing with COVID-19 pandemic by providing portable water for hand washing and functional toilets in the schools…”, he said
Earlier , the Acting secretary of ACSS, Omolola Olanipekun said the projects is important, as they
would also help in the efforts to combat COVID-19 pandemic.
She noted that the Secretariat undertook the survey considering the impact which the absence of functional toilets and portable water will make on the communities.