KNSG Committed to Salvage Environment — DR Getso

Written by Pyramid FM Kano

Kano state government has conducted various projects and implemented many policies, initiatives and interventions to saferguard the environment from the effects of global warming and climate change.

This statement was made by the Commissioner for Environment, Dr. Kabiru Ibrahim Getso while speaking at a “Two-day Consultative Meeting With ACReSAL Project Teams” at International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) held in Kano.

In a statement signed by the chief public officer, Kano state ministry of Environment Sanusi Abdullahi Kofar Na’isa quoted the Commissioner as listing some of the projects and programmes executed by the state government under the leadership of governor Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje in the environmental sector, which include setting up of the Kano Afforestation Agency (KNAP) with a view to plant more trees and manage forestry plantations and partnering with Federal Government’s Ecological Project Office to establish Integrated Industrial Waste Management Facility at Challawa.

According to the statement, others are providing a state-of-the-art equipment to the recently-accreditted pollution control laboratory at Farm Centre to checkmate pollution-related matters; conducting and sustainace of annual drainage clearance exercise, where this year alone over 70,000 linear metres were de-silted and the distributing of natural gas cooking facilities and clean cook stoves to women in order to discourage felling of trees and mitigate air pollution.

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In a speech at the occasion, the National Project Coordinator of Agro-Climatic Resilience in Semi-Arid Landscape (ACReSAL), Salisu Dahiru, said the meeting was organised in partnership with ICRISAT, Centre for Dryland Agriculture (CDA), Bayero University, Kano and HarvestPlus uplifting the livelyhood of all Nigerians through technical-based agriculture.

Welcoming the participants, the Kano state Project Coordinator of Nigeria Erosion, Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP/ACReSAL), Musa Shua’aibu said the meeting is a follow-up workshop organised to showcase a technological innovations  that will enrich a sustainable agriculture in  Nigeria.

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In their separate remarks, the Executive Director CDA, Prof. Jibrin M. Jibrin and Yusuf Dollah Fu’ad of HarvestPlus emphasised the importance of research and technology in developing agricultural sector to convert hunger.

The participants of the meeting were drawn from different states in the Northern part of the country.

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