Kano Govt. sends Environmental Pollution Bill to legislators



The Kano State Ministry of Environment says it has sent an Environmental Pollution Bill to the of Assembly for ratification.

Sunusi Kofar-Naisa,  Chief Public Relations Officer of the ministry made  this known  in a statement on in Kano.

Kofar-Naisa said the Commissioner for Environment, Kabiru Ibrahim-Getso made the disclosure at a meeting of the Sanitation and Security Sub-Committee of the monthly environmental sanitation exercise.

“Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje has approved the bill and passed it to the state of assembly to become  a law in view of its importance.

“The bill contains  provisions that include; indiscriminate dumping of refuse and sewage, open defecation and excessive pollution vehicles that are roadworthy.

“The bill is with a view to ensuring  that the ministry have the necessary tools to sanitise the state.

“When the bill is passed  into law, we shall have all the necessary machineries that can help us to enforce all the regulations on sanitation in the state.

“It will also protect and safeguard the environment so that the health and wellbeing of residents of the state will equally be safeguarded,” he said.

While commending members of the committee for their dedication, the ministry  urged the people to in the sanitation exercise through waste and drain clearance. (NAN)