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After Stallion Times Report, Governor Yusuf Launches Keep Kano Clean Initiative

by Isiyaku Ahmed
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Kano State Governor, Engr. Abba Kabir Yusuf on Saturday flagged off the Keep Kano Clean initiative tagged “Operation Nazafah” at Kofar Kwaru, Emir’s Palace, Kano.

This is coming 10 days after a Stallion Times report “Residents in Kano Task Government on Timely Evacuation of Refuse.” In the report, residents and business owners in Kano tasked the state government to ensure timely and regular evacuation of refuse at collection centers, junctions, and marketplaces.

The report reminded the State Governor of his commitment and campaign promises on environmental sanitation, beautification, and public health promotion.

It could be recalled that on 29 May 2023, the State Governor, Engr. Abba Kabir Yusuf declared a state of emergency on Refuse Evacuation and immediately planned to clear refuse heaps on the streets of the Kano metropolis.

He also committed to launch Operation Nazafah and reopened the Kano State Refuse Management and Sanitation Board (REMASAB).

Keep Kano Clean Initiative

In a statement by the Government’s spokesperson, Sunusi Bature Dawakin Tofa said Governor Yusuf has launched the Keep Kano Clean initiative tagged “Operation Nazafah.”

Dawakin Tofa quoted the Governor saying “Under this initiative, the state government has purchased ten additional trucks for refuse evacuation and hired 4,500 street sweepers who are engaged on casual contract under the REMASAB to maintain the cleanness of all major streets within the metropolis.

“Apart from the 10 additional trucks, we also procured two additional payloaders and repaired many other heavy-duty machines/vehicles for effective service delivery in refuse management”.

“3, 000 out of the 4, 500 street cleaners were members of the famous community security volunteers also known as “Askarawan Kwankwasiyya” led by Alhaji Saminu Balago Yakasai while the remaining 1, 500 were the ones engaged by the previous administration of Sen. Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso who were subjected to a screening excise at the inception of the present administration.

According to the statement, the Governor enjoined the beneficiaries of the initiative to render selfless service and dedicate themselves to their assignment to achieve the desired goal of having a city conducive and safe for habitation by all.

On his part, the Managing Director of REMASAB, Alh Amadu Haruna Zago assured the Governor that his agency will be conducting strict monitoring of the street sweepers’ operation periodically for effective service delivery of the initiative as envisaged by the current administration.

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