Governor says it is aimed at disaster prevention

Governor Patrick Yakowa of Kaduna State has instructed the state’s Ministry of Environmental and Natural Resources to re-introduce sanitary inspectors.
The Governor gave the directive at the inaugural ceremony of the 54km drainage clearing, one of the measures to guard citizens from flood.

The Governor’s Representative, Chief of Staff, Aboki Galadima, said that the purpose of reintroducing the sanitary inspectors was to monitor environmental vandals.

He said the state government had put in place several measures to guarantee that the environment is appropriately sustained so as to encourage healthy living.

“But the activities of residents who dump refuse into drainages, creation of illegal dump sites, and other environmental abuses are stalling the efforts the government to meet the MDGs on sanitation, ” he said.

Yakowa also said the flood warning given by the Federal Ministry of Information was a cue to take actions aimed prevention of flood and wreckages across the state.

He said flood deterrence was a general obligation, and appealed to “people living in flood-prone areas to temporary relocate to avoid loss of lives and property.”

Alhaji Aminu Sani, the General Manager of the Kaduna Environmental Protection Authority, said the Ministry of Environment had finished all preparations on restoration of the sanitary inspectors.

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