Katsina State Government has completed arrangements for the inauguration of five mobile courts that would deal with violators of the monthly environmental sanitation exercise in the state.
Executive Director of the State Environmental and Protection Agency, SEPA, Lawal Inusa Charanchi, revealed this while receiving executive members of the Environmental Health Officers Association.
Charanchi explained that the setting-up of the mobile court was necessary due to the refusal of some people to strictly observe the monthly environmental sanitation, especially within the metropolitan area.
He said the mobile courts would commence operation next year and would be given all powers and logistics.
He called on members of the association to enlighten people on the importance of personal and environmental hygiene.
The executive director noted that if people properly embrace the culture of personal and environmental hygiene, cases of malaria and cholera would be reduced to the barest minimum.
Charanchi assured that government would assist the association to carry out its activities in all the nooks and crannies of the state.
Earlier, President of the association, Umar Aminu, said the aim of the visit was to discuss strategic issues for effective delivery of environmental health services across the state.
Aminu commended the state government for reintroducing monthly environmental sanitation and called on clubs and associations to ensure full participation during the exercise.

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