Kano state government says it has evacuated Over one thousand five houndred (1,500) Trucks of refuse in Four Weeks (4 Weeks), in it’s efforts to clear a large volume of accumulated waste within the Kano metropolis.
The state commissioner for environment Dr Kabiru Ibrahim Getso, made the disclosure during the monthly environmental sanitation exercise held in Kano on Saturday.
The commissioner said his ministry with the support of relevant stakeholders will soon launch a “Keep Kano Clean II”, an initiative that will ensure all drainages, dump-side, collection centres and other unnecessary waste were completely cleared from Kano metropolis.
“This month we have introduced a new initiative where we monitor street sweeping exercise, as you are aware the Kano state government have deployed street sweepers in major road across the city.
Some of the sweepers were posted to sweep places such as State road, BUK road, Kabuga- Danagundi road, Gandun Albasa road, Zoo road, Court road, Aminu Kano way, Maiduguri road among others.”
Getso also said “So in this month exercise, we have included them in the monitoring exercise, and I am glad to tell you that over eighty percent of the road were very clean, which I will like to commend street sweepers for a job well done”.
Dr Kabiru Getso said the central sanitation committee have also visited Adakawa community as a result of a complaint sent to environment ministry on too much accumulation of a dump-site by one quarry, which borders girls primary and secondary schools respectively.
He said that after a series of discussion with members of the community, all stakeholders including councillor representing Adakawa community, community members and environment ministry specialist have agreed to demolish part of the schools fence, which will subsequently allow all have equipment to gain access to the dump-site so as to ensure total evacuation of the site existing for over twenty years.
During the exercise, the mobile court attached to Central sanitation, committee have found 60 defaulters and they were fined the sum of 119,500 Naira.