Katsina State Governor, Aminu Bello Masari has said that his administration would soon commence removal of illegal structures constructed on water ways and drainages to save the state from yearly flood disasters.
Masari, who spoke during the launching of massive refuse evacuation exercise at the Polo Ground over the weekend, blamed yearly flood disasters in the state on blockage of water ways through erecting of illegal structures.
He said few individuals in the state have constructed illegal structures on waterways thereby creating problem to their neighbours and other people in the state.
Masari said it was necessary to ensure flow without hindrance especially during rainy season, to save properties and lives during the rainy season.
He said government had set up a special task force on environmental sanitation exercise and the committee would work with security agents to achieve the set objective.
Masari further said the committee would liaise with officials of state urban and regional planning and development authority in carrying out the committee’s assignment.
The governor said government would provide the committee with enough funds and facilities for total evacuation of heap of refuse in all parts of the state.
Earlier, chairman of the task force committee on environmental sanitation, Aminu Baballe Kurfi, called on communities in the state to set up committees at ward levels to ensure cleanliness of their environment.
Kurfi said his committee had acquired equipment to clear refuse in all parts of the state.
He further said the committee was shouldered with the responsibility of fumigation, spraying for mosquitoes and other insecticides.
According to him, five zones that include Malumfashi, Daura, Funtua, Katsina and Dutsinma were selected for the success of the exercise.

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