Kano to spend N57m to clear drains in metropolis – Commissioner
The Kano State Government says it will spend N57 million this year to clear drains in Kano metropolis to prevent flooding.
The state Commissioner for Environment, Dr. Ali Makoda, disclosed this on Sunday while monitoring the clearing of some of the drains in the state capital.
Makoda said that the drains to be cleared would cover about 48,000 metres and the clearing would be a continuous process throughout the rainy season.
He expressed dismay over the illicit disposal of waste into the drains by residents.
Makoda said: “Careless attitudes of people disposing their wastes into the drains must be stopped in order to achieve a healthy environment.”
He appealed to local government councils to ensure proper disposal by providing dump sites at strategic places within their jurisdictions.
The commissioner further appealed to residents to complement government effort in imbibing the culture of personal and environmental hygiene to prevent disease, and save lives and property.