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KNSG to Takeover Payment of Street Sweepers Allowances

Written by Pyramid FM Kano

By: Sani Magaji Garko

The Kano state government says it has reverted the payment of allowances of street sweepers from private waste management company {Cape Gate Investment Company} with effect of this month (May, 2022) and will continue to partner with Private Service Providers (PSPs) to rescue the state from the grip of waste.

The statement was made by the Kano State Commissioner Ministry of Environment, Dr. Kabiru Ibrahim Getso during a meeting with Kano State Indigenous Waste Management Association (KIWMA) at Kano-NEWMAP.

In a statement signed by chief public relation officer of the ministry Sanusi Abdullahi Kofar Na’isa said the Commissioner lamented the untidy nature of the streets in the metropolis, attributing it to the circumstances which is seriously take in to cognises and promised to address henceforth.

He then charged the street sweepers to be alive of their responsibility by ensuring the streets remaining clean and tidy, assured that the government will continue paying their allowances unfailingly.

Dr. Getso further said the government, under the leadership of Governor Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje is determined to sanitise the state.

He cited the just concluded ‘Keep Kano Clean Week, exercise,” a massive waste evacuation programme where over 4,000 tonnes of waste from over 50 locations were evacuated, adding that the plan has reached advance stage by the present administration through the Ministry of Environment to launch new Programme tagged ‘Keep Kano Clean Initiative’, a project to tackle.

The rapid pile up of refuse in Kano, as some of the emergency measures put in place by the government to curtail the situation.

Responding, the Chairman of KIWMA, Dr. Bala Muhammad Tukur commended the government for taking the right decision to revert the payment of allowances of the sweepers which assured that it would energies the personals and no doubt will increase their productivity.

Tukur then pledged to continue cooperating with government in order to return Kano to its former status of cleanliness.

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