Saturday, May 16, 2009

Nigerian official warns against blocked drains, via the Vanguard (Nigeria): Kano state Government has called on residents in the state to guard against the indiscriminate dumping of refuse on the drainage pathways. The commissioner in charge of Project Monito-ring, Alhaji Ibrahim Garba gave the advice while on inspection visit to Mandawa-ri area of the city. He explained that such kind of attitude posed health hazard to society.

Alhaji Ibrahim Garba stated that Kano State Government is making frantic efforts toward solving the perennial problem of flooding in the city and its environ, adding that every residents is expected to play a role in checking the menace. The Commissioner decried indiscriminate dumping of refuse which in the end blocks drainage and culverts leading to devastating flooding each year. He called on city dwellers to imbibe the attitude of cleanliness.

…Speaking earlier, the ward head of Mandawari, Zannuni Mohammed Lawan, called on the state government to provide refuse dump site in the area to check improper disposal of waste. Lawan said that residents of the area resort to indiscriminate disposal of their domestic waste due to lack of an appropriate dumping site….

Locator map showing the Kano state in Nigeria,  drawn by Jaimz height-field, Wikimedia Commons, under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 

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