- The Kano state monthly environmental sanitation exercise has been suspended
- It is due to a religious function that will take place on Saturday, December 30
- The function is said to be an annual religious rite of the Kadiriyya sect in the state
The Kano state government has suspended the monthly environmental sanitation exercise, which is expected to hold on Saturday, December 30, due to a religious function that will take place on that date.
The government on Friday, December 29, made this known via a statement signed by the state commissioner for environment Ali Makoda in Kano.
The statement said that the religious function, known as Maukibi, was an annual religious rite of the Kadiriyya sect.
The statement read: ''The Maukibi usually starts very early in the day and that ought to be considered; thus leading to the suspension of the monthly environmental sanitation, as Maukibi is an annual event.’’
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Kano residents, particularly members of the Kadiriyya movement commended the state government for postponing the monthly environmental sanitation because of the ceremony.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that Abdullahi Ganduje, the governor of Kano state disclosed that N208 million had been spent by his administration for the empowerment of 5,200 Mai Shayi (tea sellers) in the state.
The governor made the comments during the distribution of the items to the 5,200 tea sellers in 44 local government areas of Kano State, on Saturday, November 11.
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