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After SOLACEBASE report, Kano govt commences evacuation of refuse on roads

Kano State Government has commenced evacuation of heaps of refuse on major roads in the metropolis after  a SOLACEBASE report on the eyesore.

SOLACEBASE had reported on Saturday how refuse had taken over major roads in the metropolis despite the health dangers it constitutes.

However, on Sunday, the state commissioner for Environment, Hon. Nasiru Sule Garo directed Kano State Refuse Management and Sanitation Board to immediately swing into action and evacuate the refuse.

The commissioner’s directive was taken with the speed of light as the evacuation commenced immediately.

When SOLACEBASE visited the Yan Kura market by the flyover, on Sunday, the evacuation team was seen carrying out the action.

More than ten trucks of refuse was evacuated during the operation which was conducted from 1.00 pm on Sunday.

Speaking to SOLACEBASE on the development, Nasiru Sule Garo said the report was a challenge on the government to do more on the evacuation and management of refuse in the state.

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Garo attributed the difficult refuse management system in the state to what was inherited from the immediate past administration that scrapped Kano State Refuse Management and Sanitation Board (REMASAB) and gave the management of refuse in the state to a private company that could not deliever.


It could be recalled that REMASAB was scrapped June 2021 when the state government signed a revised Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with a private firm, Capegate Investment Company Limited, on integrated municipal solid waste and air quality management.

Nasiru Sule Garo said when the present administration came on board, the state had only two functional refuse evacuation truck.

‘’You see with scraping of the agency evacuating refuse in the state and the private company the state government engaged was not forth coming in the evacuation, the situation was terrible, ‘’Garo said.

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‘’Within the shortest period of our coming on board, we have evacuated over 40 tons of refuse and we are still continuing.’’

He said to address the situation holistically, the state government constituted a taskforce to immediately swing into action to evacuate refuse in the state.

‘’What is ongoing at Yan Kura market by the flyover , that is the refuse evacuation would be a continuous exercise for us to ensure that the town is neat.’’

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‘’To consolidate on measures to address refuse management, we are recalling the street sweepers and looking at collaborating with market associations.’’

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