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World Environment Day: Kano govt to improve water conservation, irrigation facilities

The state Commissioner for Environment, Kabiru Getso, made this known on Sunday at a press conference to commemorate the World Environment Day in Kano.

• June 5, 2022
Abdullahi Ganduje
Abdullahi Ganduje

The Kano state government has said that plans are underway to provide more water conservation structures and minor irrigation facilities in some of the state’s local government areas.

The state Commissioner for Environment, Kabiru Getso, made this known on Sunday at a press conference to commemorate the World Environment Day in Kano.

“We have earlier embarked on the construction of a conservation structure at Yan Sabo in Tofa Local Government Area, and it has reached about 95 per cent completion.

“We have also constructed minor irrigation facilities at the same area to engage the people in environmental conservation.”

Mr Getso noted that the new structures would be provided at Danbazau/Fajewa in the Takai area, Yar Titi in Shanono and Dawan Kaya in Makoda local governments, respectively.

The commissioner, however, revealed that efforts were underway to provide major erosion control measures at Rarin Karas in Dawakin Tofa, Bubula/Gayawa in Nassarawa and Kauyen Alu in Tarauni local government areas.

Mr Getso highlighted that the state was committed to evacuating waste, and it recently desilted about 70,000 linear metres of drains between April and May 2022.


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