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Kano Govt. urges residents to clear drains to avert flooding

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Alhaji Nasiru Garo, Kano State Commissioner for Environment and Climate Change, has urged residents to clear drains in their areas in order to avert flooding.

Garo made the call on Saturday in Kano while monitoring the monthly environmental sanitation exercise.

The commissioner said that apart from ensuring a clean and healthy environment, clearing drains of silt and refuse would ensure free flow of water; thereby preventing flooding.

“Individuals are expected to clean their surroundings; cut the grasses, and clear the drains to ensure free flow of water.

“We are appealing to the people to make sanitation a continuous habit by keeping their environment clean,” he said.

According to him, the state government will not hesitate to sanction defaulters of the monthly environmental sanitation.

He lauded the compliance level of residents to the sanitation exercise, especially in the urban areas and called for its sustenance.

Garo said said that the enforcement team from the ministry would restrategise towards ensuring full compliance from the people.

The commissioner said the state government would not relent in ensuring that citizens lived, worked and did their businesses in clean and healthy environment.

He called on all citizens to also do their bits as government lived up to its responsibility.(NAN)

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