The Mobile court attached to Kano state central Taskforce Committee on sanitation has shutdown YoungXing Steel Company and fined the management of the company the sum of five million naira (5 Million) for violating environmental sanitations excercise.
The court has found the company guilty of operating during the Environmental Sanitation period, which is a strict violation of the Kano State Environmental Sanitation Act.
Presiding Magistrate Auwalu Yusuf Suleiman, ordered the closure of the company and the management to pay the sum of five million Naira as fine.
Reacting the development, the chairman of the committee and double as state commissioner for environment Dr Kabiru Ibrahim Getso, said the actions of the company is disheartening, urging other business premises to desist from violating sanitations excercise.
He warned that anybody found wanting for violating the sanitation exercise will be sactioned appropriately.
He said the committee and mobile courts will not hesitate to deal with found wanting.
Meanwhile, the committee has fine on filling station at Western bypass MAM Oil and Gas the sum of five houndred thousand Naira for operating during the excercise.
MAM Oil was said to be found operating during hours of the Saturday’s environmental sanitation excercise which is against the policy set aside by the State government in ensuring clean environment.
Dr Kabiru Getso said the excercise is recording a lots of success as people in Kano contribute immensely by staying at home and clean their premises, drainages and what so ever.
He said a new techniques was introduced to the excercise were members of the community were visited and dialogue with them so as contribute their quota in sensitizing the general public against indiscriminate dumping of refuse in unwanted places expecially roads.
“We have discussed with the district head of Na’ibawa community, and Naibawa community based organization and they have promised to discuss with imams to conduct sermons in mosques and sensitize the public to stop dumping of refuse on the western bypass as we seen when the committee visited the area.
During the excercise, the court has arrested 58 defaulters and them the sum of 5,587,000.