Kano Adopt Measures to Combat Climate Change

Kano Adopt Measures to Combat Climate Change

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Kano state government said it has set in motion, plans to mitigate the effects of climate change in the state which has become a thing of concern world-wide.

The Commissioner, State Ministry for Environment and Climate Change Rt. Hon. Nasiru Sule Garo stated this on Tuesday in kano during a session with journalists about the administration’s readiness to address the issue and other peculiar issues facing the state.

According to him, governor Abba Kabir Yusuf has ordered the planting of more trees in the state which experts believe will further protect the environment as such, every Local Government Area of the state as well as individuals and groups are encouraged to complement efforts of the state government by planting trees in their various localities and ensure to prevent indiscriminate falling of trees for a healthy ecosystem.

He said, the state has also identified some manufacturing companies in the state polluting the atmosphere, causing breathing challenges as a result of emitting toxic fumes without any form of filtering.

“We have identified some industries releasing toxic smokes dangerous to human health into the air. We won’t allow this to continue unchecked”.

“We are presently working with them to fashion out a way to control this emission for the safety of our people and environment,” he added.

Garo, further added that the state government is also seeking to collaborate with relevant stakeholders within and outside the state and even beyond the shores of the country on more possible ways to curtail minimize if not eliminate completely, climate change.

The commissioner also hinted that all hands are on deck to avert earlier warning of possible flood in the state by NIMET just as the state governor has ordered for the purchase of more machineries for evacuation of waste blocking drainages and other water ways.

In another development, the state government has commenced screening for street sweepers in a bid to ensure efficient and effective service delivery.

The commissioner, shortly after inaugurating the committee at Remasab pointed out that the committee was given five days to complete its assignment and come up with a comprehensive report, that would serve as a driving tool to guide the process.

He therefore enjoined members of the committee to justify the confidence reposed on them to ensure timely completion of the assignment given to them.

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