The constitutionality or otherwise of whose primary responsibility is it to undertake waste disposal within the Abuja Municipal Area Council
(AMAC) has remained the subject of legal debate seeking juristic interpretation at the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja in Suit No: FHC/ABJ/CS/1585/2020.
The Center for Reform and Public Advocacy (CFRPA), a non-governmental organisation had in 2020 taken out an Originating Summons against AMAC
and the Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP). CFRPA accused AMAC of connivance with the Federal Capital Territory
Administration (FCTA) by relinquishing its constitutional responsibility of undertaking waste disposal in Abuja to the FCTA.
The NGO had further queried the involvement of the BPP in the process by its issuance of certificate of No Objection to the FCTA, a process CFRPA styled an illegality and a fundamental breach of the express provisions of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, contrary to the tenets of the President Muhammadu-led administration in guaranteeing local government autonomy.
When the suit came up for hearing on the September 28, 2021, the minister of the Federal Capital Territory who had, by motion sought an order of the court joining him in the suit was served the counter affidavit of the Plaintiffs in opposition to his application in Court.
The court in its wisdom adjourned the suit to the 1st day of December, 2021. Expectedly, on or before the said date, the minister would, if he deems fit, cause a reply to the counter affidavit of the plaintiffs so that court would fix a date for the ruling on the propriety or otherwise of joining the minister of FCT to the said suit.