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Written by on June 9, 2023

The Kano State Joint Taskforce Committee on refuse evacuation has successfully evacuated over four hundred trucks of waste within the period of three days of its operation.

The Permanent Secretary, Kano State Ministry of Environment, Aliyu Garo made this known during an inspection and monitoring visit of the evacuation of waste in the Kano metropolis.

A statement by the Ministry’s Director of Public Enlightenment, Ismail Gwammaja quoted the Permanent Secretary saying the aim of the exercise was to make Kano devoid of waste and avoid blockage of waterways as it is currently in the rainy season.

The present administration of Governor Abba Yusuf has formed a joint task force committee on refuse evacuation within the Kano metropolis, Chaired by Ambassador Ahmadu Danzago, with the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Environment as secretary of the committee and other members to dwell on mass waste evacuation exercise within the Kano metropolis.

In the Northeast, Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum has directed the Ministry of Health to investigate and fish out medical staff on duty for allegedly rejecting victims of accidents rushed to Umaru Shehu Ultra Modern Hospital in Maiduguri.

Zulum gave the directive yesterday at the Accident and Emergency Unit of the hospital.

The governor’s visit to the hospital was in response to a video clip which went viral showing how some medical officers allegedly rejected accident victims brought to the hospital on a date and time that that will be determined by investigators.

He gave 24 hours for a probe team to identify the medical workers involved and to recommend appropriate sanctions.

Amid controversies generated by the subsidy removal, governor of Nasarawa State, Abdullahi Sule, says former president Muhammadu Buhari’s administration expended over $19 billion on repairing Nigeria’s four refineries in eight years without adequate results.

Speaking yesterday, the governor stated that the process of fixing the country’s refineries was largely mismanaged.

Nigeria’s ailing refineries which were built in the 60s, 70s and 80s, have since gulped billions of dollars in Turnaround Maintenance, with the expected outcomes mostly disappointing.

Governor Sule asserts that the over $19 billion spent by the former president could not be independently verified.

Sule, also explained that he had always supported the removal of subsidy because he believed that there was massive fraud in the process.

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