By: Sani Magaji Garko
The Ministry of Environment has evacuated 437 trucks of waste barely a week after the commencement of massive evacuation of refuse that littered the metropolis.
In an update sent to Radio Nigeria Pyramid FM Kano by the ministrie’s Image-maker Sanusi Abdullahi Kofar Na’isa quoted the the state Commissioner of environment Dr. Kabiru Ibrahim Getso as disclosing this during a daily review meeting conducted after he led the officials of the Ministry on supervision of the evacuation exercise across the city.
The sites where the evacuation took place include Dorayi Behind B.U.K Fence, Yakasai Yan-Dabino, Chiranci along Sheikh Ja’afar Road, Ja’en Shago Tara (9), Sharada Fegin Sunusi, Sheka Yar-kasuwa, Daurawa Maiduguri Road, Hotoro Eastern Bypass near NNNPC Mega Station and Saye Quarters in Kawon Kudu area.
Other areas that benefited from the activity are: Zage 1 (Behind Murtala Muhammad Hospital), Mandawari Sabon Titi, Zage 2 (‘Yan-wanki), Mazaunar Tanko in Sani Mainagge, Madina (formely France) Road, Abattoir Market, Igbo Road in Sabon Gari and Gwammaja along Kofar Mazugal Road.
The Commissioner called on the good people in the state to desist from indiscriminate dumping of refuse, especially inside drainages and waterlogged areas in order to prevent outbreak of diseases and avoid flooding as the raining season is fast approaching.
Dr. Getso further thanked all stakeholders, especially the Tipper Drivers Association, private construction companies and government agencies such as KARMA, KNUPDA and WRECA for supporting government and making the exercise a success by providing vehicles, equipment and personnel.