By Salisu Baso
Kano State Taskforce Committee on Sanitation Exercise has apprehended 71 people for violating the rules and regulations of restriction of movements and operating business during the three-hour period dedicated for the exercise.
The defaulters were arraigned before the mobile court judges attached to the committee and fined a total sum of N117, 500.
The sanitation exercise is being conducted on every last Saturday of the month from 7:00am to 10am.
Speaking to journalists after going round to supervise the exercise, the state Commissioner of Environment, Dr. Kabiru Ibrahim Getso, described the first sanitation of the year as a huge success.
The commissioner stressed the need for people to understand the importance of the exercise and to maintain adequate and proper sanitation and avoid indiscriminate dumping of refuse.
“We have made some vigorous resolutions in order to reinvigorate and make sanitation exercise more successful, much more than the previous years.
“We need to educate members of the public more about the importance of keeping their environment very clean and tidy.
“We also need to address indiscriminate dumping of refuse. We need to address the issue inadequate and improper hygiene,” he maintained.
Dr. Getso commended members of the public for their compliance, urging them to continue to cooperate with relevant authorities as well as to support the administration of Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of the state.