A mobile court attached to the Kano State Task Force Commitee on Sanitation, has fined Rijiyar Zaki bus station in Gwale Local Government Area of the state, the sum of N100, 000, for violating the Environmental Sanitation laws.
The court has found the bus station to be 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, said the court found the station management and drivers to have violated the Environmental Sanitation laws, where he ordered for the removal of seven plate numbers of a cars that were at the forefront of breaking the law and fined each the sum of N10, 000 respectively.
While addressing the journalist after the sanitation exercise, the Chairman of the Committee, Dr. Kabiru Ibrahim Getso, expressed dismay for finding the station was violating the law.
Dr. Getso, who double as the state Commissioner of Environment, also said that the Ministry of Environment would not allow any agency, department, business premises or even individual to break the law passed by the state Government for the development of Kano populace.
The committee has visited waste collection Centers located at Rafin Dan Nana area in Ungogo Local Government area, for investigation and taking appropriate action on the site.
Also, after the completion of the environmental sanitation, Dr. Kabiru Getso led the Committee on the continuation of the tree planting exercise which was launched last week, to mitigate the effect of global warming.
It would be recalled that the Commissioner launched the tree planting exercise on Gwarzo road, in an effort to complete the planting of one million trees, aimed by the Kano State Government to plant in 2022.
He then hoped that the people of Kano state would refrain from dumping of garbage in water ways and indiscriminate cutting down of trees, in addition to taking care of the trees that the government has planted with the aim of protecting the environment and the development of the state.
During the excercise, 61 defaulters were found wanting and the mobile court attached to the committee fined them the sum of 185,600 Naira.