The Kano state government has expressed dismay over the reckless and indiscriminate dumping of refuse at Kabara Road behind the Kano Emir’s Palace in Kano Metropolis.
The state commissioner for environment Dr Kabiru Ibrahim Getso, expressed disappointment while leading the state Task Force Commitee on sanitation to monitor the monthly sanitations excercise in Kano.
He said the dumping of refuse at illegal places like Kabara, is a clear indication of nonchalant attitude of people towards environmental hygiene and health.
“Those people dumping refuse on Roads are enemies of Kano People, we curse them and are really disappointed. They don’t mean good for the people of Kano to state.” He added.
Furthermore, Dr Kabiru Getso also said the act of dumping refuse on metropolitan roads may lead to the spread of communicable disease and other environmental hazards.
The commissioner however, commended Dan-agundi Mu taimaki Juna Development Association (DAMJUDA), a self help community group, for complementing government’s effort by clearing their domain, urging other communities to emulate.
In a remarks, the chairman of DAMJUDA comrade Musaddiq Kafinta expressed appreciation over the visit, adding that the association will continue to complement governments efforts in addressing environmental challenges especially within the metropolis.
He urged community based organisations and other philanthropist to support the ministry so as to achieve the set goals.
During the excercise, the mobile Court attached to Kano state environmental tasks force committee has found 80 defaulters and fine them the sum of N70, 400 respectively.