By; JABIRU A HASSAN, Kano
efforts being put in place by the Kano State Government under the state’s Refuse Management Board, the refuse heaps is fast becoming a threat to actualizing environmental safety in especially the city centre.
Our correspondent who visited some parts of the Kano metropolis gathered that refuse dumps are taking over some streets, especially major roads, where some residents dump huge refuse very close to the roads, which incidence, is on the increase.
At Kofar Ruwa to Kabuga route, the road from Kofar Ruwa to Kabuga through North West University, most of the mechanics and other vehicle spare parts dealers often dump whatever they bring out from their premises on the main road, which is a great set back to Kano Government’s determination to ensure a healthy environment.
Speaking to New Nigerian, one of the mechanics working at Kofar Dawanau area, advised the Kano Government to provide space that would be used to dump refuse, adding that the monthly environmental sanitation has become another option to clean and makes their areas healthier.
In his remarks, the former chairman of the Central Working Committee on Self-help Groups in Kano State, Alhaji Ibrahim Garba Aminu Kofar Na’isa, called on the government to bring back the activities of the self-help groups in order to achieve the desired objectives in the area of cleaner environment.
” We are always ready to come out and work for the sanitation of our environment and I am advising the Kano State Government to join hands with the self-help groups that are willing to participate in cleaning the state like it was in the past, and I commend the new managing director of the Refuse Management Board, Ambassador Ahmadu Zago for his efforts to ensuring that our environment is healthy and tidy,” he said.