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Kano govt warns ‘enemies of state’ against dumping refuse indiscriminately

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The Kano State government has expressed dismay over the indiscriminate dumping of refuse at Kabara quarters behind the emir’s palace in the metropolis.

The Commissioner for Environment, Kabiru Getso, made the observation after monitoring the monthly environmental sanitation in the state on Saturday.

He said the dumping of refuse at undesignated sites was an indication of the nonchalant attitude of people towards environmental hygiene and health.

“The people dumping refuse on our roads are mere enemies of the state, and we warn them. They don’t mean well for the people of Kano.”

Mr Getso stressed that dumping refuse on metropolitan roads might spread communicable diseases and other environmental hazards.

The commissioner, however, commended Danagundi Mutaimaki Juna Development Association (DAMJUDA), a self-help community group, for complementing the government’s effort by clearing their domain.

He appealed to other communities and self-help groups to emulate them.

During the exercise, the mobile courts attached to the state task force on sanitation arrested 80 defaulters. The defaulters paid a fine of N70,400 collectively. 


Source: Peoples Gazette.