Kano will spend N80m for cleaning the drainages
By Bashir Bello, Kano
In an effort to prevent flooding in the state, the Kano state government said it had earmarked the sum of N80 million to clean up drainages across the state.
Environment Commissioner Dr Kabiru Ibrahim Getso revealed this during the launch of the “Keep Kano Clean 2021 Campaign” to ensure the state stays clean and neat.
Getso, however, warned members of the public to refrain from indiscriminately dumping waste into waterways to allow free flow of water. He said government alone cannot tackle the environmental challenges, but has called for a collective effort and all hands on deck to overcome the challenges.
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The commissioner said the ministry has set up a powerful monitoring team to visit some selected landfill sites to ensure the target has been met.
“The Capegate company, working with the state government, would ensure that all solid waste discharged is recycled for power generation, organic and inorganic fertilizers for the benefit of the population and environmental safety.
“The state has approved the sum of N80m to conduct this year’s drainage clearance exercise.
“Likewise, to verify the environmental challenges, the planting of two million trees across the state has also been initiated,” Getso said.
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Likewise, Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje said that the “Keep Kano clean campaign” was launched by his administration to raise awareness and address environmental challenges, such as flooding, erosion and desertification, among others.
“The initiative which is a partnership agreement with the waste management company known as Capegate, in the week and in the other days to come, would keep Kano greener, cleaner and respectful of the ecosystem. “Ganduje said.
During this time, around 100 community support groups have benefited from the purchase of sanitary equipment initiated by the governor.
The equipment includes wheelbarrows, shovels, rakes, fork shovels and excavators, among others.