- The Kano state commissioner for environment Ali Makoda said the state is doing everything possible to prevent flooding in 2018
- Makoda said the government has earmarked N89 million for dredging of drains and rivers in the state
- He maintained that government has planned to work on about 67 kilometres of both small and major water ways in the state
The Kano state government has earmarked N89 million for dredging of drains and rivers in Kano in 2018 to prevent flooding.
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the commissioner for environment in the state, Ali Makoda, disclosed this on Saturday, May 26, after the launching of the exercise at River Jakara in Dala area of the state.
He said that the dredging was an annual event since the inception of the Gov. Ganduje administration in 2015.
According to him, this year, government plans to work on about 67 kilometres of both small and major water ways in the state, which has doubled the side we did last year.
He explained that the state spent about N48 million for the exercise in 2017 but had expanded the scope of the exercise in 2018 due to the anticipation of heavy rain.
Makoda, however, called on the public to support the exercise in every possible way to assist the government in curtailing flood hazard.
The commissioner further appealed to self help groups and individuals to assist the government, especially at places where “its hands could not reach”.
He also warned residents to desist of indiscriminate disposal of waste, especially in drains and water ways, saying the act poses serious hazard to the environment.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje again promised to deliver a total of five million votes in favour of President Buhari in the 2019 presidential elections.
Governor Ganduje made the promise after the election of Alhaji Sanusi Abbas, as the new party chairman of Kano state chapter of the All Progressives Congress.
He noted that the popularity of the party in the state was still intact adding that the entire congress exercise was devoid of imposition or any form of manipulation from any quarters.
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