The Kano State Commissioner of Environment Dr. Kabiru Ibrahim Getso has reiterated the State Government commitment to Environment sector.
The Commissioner made the reiteration when declaring open a hybrid training titled “International/Local Training On Telemetric Equipment Station by the Kano State Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (Kano-NEWMAP).”
The training was held between 7th -9th October 2021 at No. 6 Tafawa Balewa Way in Kaduna State, and it was aimed to acquaint stakeholders with the knowledge on how to operate, as well as to maintain the equipments for better utilisation of the investment.
Dr. Kabiru Ibrahim Getso further disclosed that Kano State Government under the leadership of His Excellency the Executive Governor Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje (OFR) accorded priority to environment sector through approving and executing numerous environment and climate change mitigation projects and programs.
The Commissioner sited the conduct of monthly sanitation exercise; raising one million seedlings for the annual tree planting campaign by the State Government; venturing into concession with Capegate Ltd for better management of the State solid waste, and close monitoring of industrial activities as some of the numerous efforts of the State Government in promoting the State environment.
In his keynote address, the National Project Coordinator Dr. Salisu Dahiru said that the training falls under component two of the Project “Institutional Strengthening” which encourages strengthening the capacity of relevant MDAs.
Dr. Salisu Dahiru enjoined the beneficiary institutions to make a judicious utilisation of the equipment and to share data generated from the equipments with the relevant bodies to facilitate effective service delivery.
In his welcome address, the Kano State Project Coordinator (SPC) Alhaji Musa Shuaibu termed the training as a “hybrid” in the sense that it was designed to be facilitated virtually and physically as the resource persons who facilitated the training were from Cooper Technology (the manufacturers of the equipments) fron the United Kingdom.
Alhaji Musa Shuaibu therefore urged participants to grab the gesture with both arms by using the opportunity to learn from vast experience of the resource Persons that facilitated the training.
Participants were drawn from the Kano-NEWMAP, HJRBDA, NIHSA, National Integrated Water Resource Council, Kano University of Science and Technology Wudil and Kano State Ministry of Environment.