The Kano State Government says it has emplyed 4,902 sanitary workers across the state.
The Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Sanitation, Alhaji Jafaru Ahmed-Gwarzo revealed while speaking with journalists in Kano on Tuesday, April 23.
He explained that of the 4,902 sanitary workers, 3,331 will serve in 44 local government areas while the other 1571 will serve in the ministries of health and environment.
The governor’s aide said that the employed sanitary inspectors have been tasked with finding necessary solutions to the lingering environmental sanitation challenges in Kano.
Ahmed-Gwarzo stated, “All the Sanitary Inspectors popularly known as Sanitation Vanguards were engaged by the state government under the leadership of Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje to tackle environmental challenges.
“The sanitation vanguards were also engaged to make sure streets/roads are kept tidy and to control unnecessary and illegal placement of goods, kiosks and temporary structures.
“They were also employed to control the operations of offensive businesses within residential compounds such as rearing of animals/birds, metal works, mechanics, small/large industries.”