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Kano Gov Commences Keep Kano Clean Initiative

The governor of Kano State, Abba Yusuf, has commenced keep kano clean initiative engaging 4,500 youths as street sweepers for routine clearing of the metropolis.

The initiative, tagged “Operation Nazafah”, was flagged-off at the Emir’s palace at Kofar Kwaru.

This was made known in a statement issued by the governor’s Press Secretary, Malam Bature Dawakin-Tofa, in on Sunday, in the state.

Dawakin-Tofa said the state government has purchased 10 additional trucks for refuse evacuation and engaged 4,500 street sweepers on casual contract under the Refuse Management and Sanitation Board (REMASAB) to clear all major streets within the metropolis.

“Apart from the 10 additional trucks, we also procured two additional pay loader and repaired many other heavy duty machines/vehicles for the purposes of the exercise.

“Three thousand out of the 4,500 street cleaners are members of the famous community security volunteers, also known as “Askarawan Kwankwasiyya” led by Alhaji Saminu Balago Yakasai, while the remaining 1,500 are the ones engaged by previous administration of Sen. Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, who were subjected to a screening exercise at the inception of the present administration,” he said.

However, the governor urged the beneficiaries to be dedicated to their assignment in order to achieve the desired goal of having a city conducive and healthy for habitation by all.

He also noted that the state government would soon sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the procession of refuse into fertiliser, a move that would create additional job opportunities, revenue for the government and healthy environment for the city’s habitants.

Earlier, the Managing Director of REMASAB, Alhaji Haruna Zago, assured the governor that his agency would be conducting strict monitoring of the street sweepers’ operation periodically for effective service delivery of the initiative as envisaged by the current administration.

NAN

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