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    Climate Change: Kano to plant 20, 000 trees on major streets

    Kano state government has said that it will plant 20, 000 seedlings of various types of trees across the major street of the state metropolis to mitigate the effects of climate change.

    The state commissioner for environment, Hon. Nasiru Sule Garo disclosed this in a press conference to mark this year’s National Environmental Sanitation Day at the Ministry.

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    He said the state government is making effort towards addressing some of the effects of climate changes which are causing serious heat and other related challenges as a result of population and human activities in the state.

    Garo said the trees if planted, would be monitored to ensure that they have grown to be beneficial to people, adding they are to ensure that the state get rid of flooding as predicted by stakeholders in the country.

    He said they formed a Task Force Committee on solid waste management which has since evacuated refused dumped in various dumping sites of the state.

    “Since our coming we restored the defunct Refuse Management and Sanitation Board, Agency saddled with the responsibility of solid waste collection and
    management, approval for the provision of 20,000 seedlings for institutional, roadside, residential and enrichment planting, repair of 10n0 refuse collection trucks and recovery of 12no Ministry of Environment trucks from individuals among others.

    “However, the importance of this Day cannot be overemphasized cognizance of the fact that the day serves as veritable platform of inspiring positive change in attitude towards our environment. Kano State has joined the rest of other states to celebrate the environmental action. However, Government provides legal framework to regulate the attitude of individuals and businesses activities for environmental sustainability in the State,” he said.

    According to the commissioner, the state government is making efforts addressing environmental issues in the state such as encroachment of lands, tree felling, open defecation among other challenges.

    He urged the general public to support their efforts in ensuring that they avoid indiscriminate dumping of waste, and that they should always clear drainages to avert flooding in the state.

    “I wish to call on the general public to desist on indiscriminate waste disposal especially on our streets and drainages which poses serious threats of flooding and outbreak of diseases, people should also desist from illegal felling trees which not only provide conducive environment but also mitigate desertification challenges and balancing of ecosystem.

    “Equally, open defecation and open burning of substances and illegal mining should be avoided. We should also ensure personal and interpersonal hygiene by making our houses, offices and market environment clean and tidy.”

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