FCT public toilets not shelter for hoodlums, says PCMA 

The Public Convenience Maintenance Association (PCMA) in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has denied claims alleging misuse of public toilets as shelter by hoodlums in the nation’s capital.  

The organisation  stated that independent inspections did not reveal any evidence supporting the reported concerns.

Specifically, the report claimed that belongings of hoodlums in different bags were seen within public toilets at Area One Roundabout and Lugbe, a development that is raising insecurity concerns among residents. 

In a statement made available to Blueprint in Abuja Wednesday, secretary of the FCT PCMA, Usman Umar, said the organisation viewed the claim as capable of causing disharmony between the association and the general public.

While encouraging citizens with real information about misuse of public toilets to contact it, the organisation restated its appreciation to the federal government’s initiative (Presidential Executive Order 009) to build public toilets and eradicate open defecation.

Umar said: “The attention of the Public Convenience Maintenance Association (PCMA) Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has been brought to a recent report in one of Nigerian daily newspapers alleging misuse of public toilets as shelters by hoodlums.

“The PCMA firmly denies these claims. We want to emphatically state that our inspections haven’t revealed any evidence supporting the reported concerns.

“We maintain our commitment to providing clean and functional public toilets in order to eradicate open defecation by year 2025 in line with Presidential Executive Order 009 throughout the FCT. The PCMA is committed to collaborating with relevant authorities to ensure the safety and proper use of public facilities in Abuja.

“The association uses this opportunity to express its satisfaction on the leadership style of FCT minister, Nyesom Wike, and his counterpart, Dr. Mariya Mahmud Bunkure, executive girector of FCT Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Agency, (RUWASSA),AEPB,FCT Commissioner of Police, director of DSS and other security agencies for their hard work to secure the lives of FCT residents and keep Abuja clean.”