…as Ganduje promises to complete Gorondutse – Jakara road
From Maduabuchi Nmeribeh, Kano
To make effective and efficient, waste management in Kano state, in accordance with global best practice,
Ganduje who disclosed this during the flag-off of Keep Kano Clean Week, at Jakara Mega Drainage, which goes through Kurmi market to Koki area to Kwakwaci behind old Triumph Newspapers company, Tuesday, insisted that his administration is working hard to put Kano in the front pew of megacities in Africa.
He added that, “as we introduced this exercise two days back, and with the flag-off event taking place now in Jakara area, we are assuring the people of Kano state that, henceforth, waste management in the state will now be very effective and efficient.
“We are engaging the services of a private company on Public Private Partnership agreement. We are now fully into waste to wealth period.
“Where our waste will now be an avenue for wealth creation. With other attending benefits, like improvement of electricity supply in the state, through the use of waste.”
While encouraging the public to always keep healthy environment, he maintained that, “even in Islam, sanitation is of significant benefit and each and every Muslim is encouraged to always keep healthy environment.”
He also urged people around Jakara mega drainage to desist from dumping refuse in the drainage, pointing out that, “that will continue to cause serious flood. This exercise will be a continuous one, especially since we are now partnering with a private company.”
“Instead of waste wrecking havoc in the health condition of communities, this time around, waste will be manage very well, for wealth creation. But this cannot be achieve fully without the cooperation of those people around these areas.
“It is therefore absolutely important to get understanding and cooperation of our people. So community members should always cooperate to get things done properly.”
In his remarks, the Commissioner for Environment, Dr. Kabiru Ibrahim Getso, commended the Governor for the foresight and informed him that, “since our arrival to this area, the community members have been expressing their happiness for this Keep Kano Clean exercise.”
“Your Excellency, even the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Jakara Division, informed me that, when rainy season comes and when it rains, all the station becomes saturated by flood. But with this event, he said things will be alright either during rainy season or dry season.”
Meanwhile, Governor Ganduje promised to complete the road from Gorondutse Junction/Aminu Kano Way to Jakara, called Sheik Mahmud Salga Road, that was abandoned since during the administration of the former governor Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso, in his second tenure in office.
He said, “this important road we have just followed, I promise that it will be completed without any waste of time. In fact I have just spoken with my Commissioner for Works, to go back to his office and undust the file for the the road contract and see what really happened.
“But I am assuring you that, the road will be completed. We will do everything possible to complete it.”