By: Muhammad Adamu Abubakar
The Kano state government says it focused in galvanizing all efforts in fighting the effects and conceconsses of climate change in the state with a view to safeguards people Life.
The State commissioner for environment Dr. Kabiru Ibrahim Getso made the disclosure while defending the ministry’s 2023 budget before Kano state house of assembly standing committee on environment held in Kano.
According to the commissioner over 3.880 Billion Naira were earmarked for taking care of all issues on environment in Kano in 2023.
“I am sure you are aware that what is top on global agenda on environment space is the issues of climate change, recently conference of climate change take place in Egypt, so many issues were discussed, they was a call by countries globally to put in their front banners the issues of climate change, so Kano state has keen in to that, and it is according a lots of priority to that and a lots of program has been planned on that so that the issues of climate change will be address in Kano”, said Kabiru Getso.
He said the ministry is also put into priority the fight against environmental pollution and Environmental sanitations, “we a also according priority to routine environmental sanitations we are taking on daily basis as well as monthly environmental sanitation in the state”.
Dr. Kabiru Getso then warned the general public to desist from erecting structures of drainages and those already in place be removed adding that any body found wanting will be sanction.
In a remark, the Executive Secretary of the Kano state Watershed Erosion And Climate Change Management Agency (KWECMA) Musa Shua’aibu said the State government has earmarked over 1.85 Billion Naira for implementation of some takeoff activities as the agency was just created this Year.
He said the agency will focused on complementary erosion work, preventive erosion work, Designing of Watershed Map areas and climate change adoption support.
Shua’aibu added that his organizations will pay attention to adaptative measure aimed at enlighten the general public the effects of climate change in Kano and the country at large.
Also speaking, the Kano state house of assembly chairman house standing committee on environment Dr. Musa Ali Kachako described the deliberation made with the ministry officials as fruits full.
Kachako said the committee will work closely with central house committee on budget so that all observation made will be fully implemented.