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PRESS RELEASE 8th July, 2020

The Kano State Commissioner of Environment Dr. Kabiru Ibrahim Getso had described the year 2020 drainage clearance exercise conducted by the Kano State Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (Kano-NEWMAP) in collaboration with the State Ministry of Environment as the most commendable intervention to the Ministry so far.

The Commissioner made the expression today in a meeting held between the top officials of the Ministry and Kano-NEWMAP team at the Conference Hall of the Kano-NEWMAP office, where documentry on how the just concluded year 2020 drainage clearance exercise was carried out was presented to Him.

Dr. Kabiru Ibrahim Getso while comparing the year 2020 drainage clearance exercise with that of the previous years said that, the later stands out as it already yielded positive impact, which He attributed to good organisation, planning and coordination of the activity by the stakeholders.

He further stated that, testimonies from the Ministry’s Department of Planning Research and Statistics shows that despite the NIMET forecast which revealed tendencies of flooding due to heavy downpours, the Ministry recieved no serious case of negative impact of flooding across the State, adding that to the indications of quality delivery of the assignment.

On his part, the State Project Coordinator Alhaji Musa Shuaibu said that, the SPMU deemed it fit presented the footage of the exercise to stakeholders under the Chairman State Steering Committee of the Project, the Commissioner of Environment for input and further recommendations.

Alhaji Musa Shuaibu said that the successes recorded is tied in with the support of the Kano State Government, under leadership of His Excellency the Executive Governor Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje through the hand holding of the State Commissioner of Environment Dr. Kabiru Ibrahim Getso.

Also contributing at the meeting, the Director Planning Research and Monitoring, who is also the Acting Permanent Secretary of the Ministry Dr. Garba Saleh Ahmad said, all the areas earmarked for the assignment reach hundred percent completion level, in terms of evacuation of the waste generated and fumigation.

MARYAM ABDULQADIR
Communication Officer
Kano-NEWMAP

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