Kano state governor,Abba Yusuf has engaged 4,500 youths as street sweepers for routine clearing of the metropolis.
This is contained in a statement issued by his Press Secretary, Bature Dawakin-Tofa, in Kano on Sunday.
Yusuf who flagged-off the keep Kano clean initiative, tagged “Operation Nazafah”, at Kofar Kwaru, Emir’s palace, Kano.
He said the state government has purchased 10 additional trucks for refuse evacuation and engaged 4,500 street sweepers on casual contract under the Refuse Management and Sanitation Board (REMASAB) to clear all major streets within the metropolis.
“Apart from the 10 additional trucks, we also procured two additional pay loader and repaired many other heavy duty machines/vehicles for the purposes of the exercise.
“Three thousand out of the 4,500 street cleaners are members of the famous community security volunteers, also known as “Askarawan Kwankwasiyya” led by Saminu Balago Yakasai, while the remaining 1,500 are the ones engaged by previous administration of Sen. Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, who were subjected to a screening exercise at the inception of the present administration,” he said.
Yusuf enjoined the beneficiaries to dedicate themselves to their assignment to achieve the desired goal of having a city conducive and healthy for habitation by all.
The governor maintained that the state government would soon sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the procession of refuse into fertiliser, a move that would create additional job opportunities, revenue for the government and healthy environment for the city’s habitants.
Earlier, the Managing Director of REMASAB, Haruna Zago, assured the governor that his agency would be conducting strict monitoring of the street sweepers’ operation periodically for effective service delivery of the initiative as envisaged by the current administration.