From the Legislative House, Kano State House of Assembly Kano Newmap bill will be given speedy passage... Chidari.
Considering the environmental degradation that are affecting society nagetively across the nation such as Erosion, Pollution, Flooding and climate change,Kano State House of Assembly pledge to give top priority to the Bill for the establishment of Kano State Watershed, Erosion and Climate Change Management Agency for speedy passage into Law.
This was contained in a Statement by the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Engineer Hamisu Ibrahim Chidari while declaring open a two day retreat for the establishment of the Agency in Kaduna.
The Speaker who was represented by the Deputy Majority Leader,Hon Abdullahi Iliyasu Yaryasa said passing the bill into Law will not only help in addressing numerous environmental challenges in Kano State but will also go along way in culminating other diseases in our immediate environment.
He assured the participants that the House would use the inputs ganereted on the course of conducting the retreat judiciously for the betterment of the people of the State.
In his remarks the Commissioner of Environment ,Dr Kabiru Ibrahim Getso said” we’re here today in line with the global convention on environment and climate change to review a bill for the establishment of an Agency to be vested with the responsibilities of addressing issues of watershed, erosion and climate change as it affects Kano State negatively.
Stating that “the Agency when established will streamline multiple activities and initiatives aimed at mitigating the negative effects of climate change thereby accelerating agricultural and infrastructural development it will also serve as window for assessing support from donor agencies”
He assured the people of the State of ministry’s commitments for the realization of the set objectives.
Also speaking, the National Coordinator of the Newmap,. Dr Salisu Dahiru who was represented by a Water Resources Consultant,. Mr Anda Yalaks said one of the key issues of organising the retreat is to among others find a lasting solutions on the environmental degradations that is adversely affecting our society negatively
He then thanks the State Government for joining other states who had already established such agency.
While commenting. the House Committee Chairman on Environment in the State House of Assembly Hon Dr Musa Ali Kachako said the bill will be x-rays clause by clause to ensure all variables are examine and incorporated before passage into Law.
He commended the State Governor Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje for prioritising Environment which he described as the closest associate of human being and as well salute the Ministry of Environment for its total commitments in addressing environmental challenges through various approaches like tree planting campaign where the ministry plants more than two million seedings on its efforts to address the menace of desert encroachment and climate change.
Series of papers were presented during the opening of the retreat and is expected to last for two days
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