Kano Stinks, As Refuse Dumps Litter Sabon Gari Streets
Kano state refuse evacuation officers might have gone asleep as most streets in Sabon-Gari have been overflown by debris and brigandage. More worrisome is the heaps of refuse dump at the side view of Christ Apostolic Church, off Enugu Road and other streets, respectively, in major roads within Sabon-Gari vicinity in Kano state.
Majority of the refuse assemblage reportedly were caused by flood and ground water orchestrated by the raining season. All efforts to see the sanitation coordinator failed due to bottlenecks. Inhabitance of Sabon-Gari Town, who spoke to our correspondent, attributed the situation to insensitivity of state government sanitary inspectors to the occupants of the area, who are predominantly non-indigenes.
A staff with one International Hotel on Enugu Road, who spoke in confidence, said they suffer persistent flood water problems in the area due to poor sanitary condition and care.
Efforts to seek attention of Commissioner of Information, Garba Mohammed, proved abortive due to protocols. However, when contacted, the DG media and communications at the Government House Kano, Alhaji Salihu Tanko Yakassai, who showed much concern, however, sought to know the specific areas affected by refuse dumps so as to furnish the appropriate authority in-charge of sanitation for urgent action.
After informing the agency, Yakassai promptly notified that the agency would sweep the areas Friday with a view to evacuate any refuse dumps, urging residents to draw attention of the officers to any others within the vicinity.
Like the residents of Sabon-Gari Town, Conscience Triumph, too, observes with dismay how the sanitary agency would have to wait until it is notified by ministry of information before it remembers to carry out its duties of routine checks, backed with prompt evacuation of refuse dumps in the city!