Kano state governor, Dr Abdullahi Ganduje, said on Saturday that his administration would employ female sanitary Inspectors to strengthen personal hygiene in many homes in the state.
Ganduje announced this in Kano while launching a campaign on “Keep Kano Clean” at the Gyadi-Gyadi dumping site in Tarauni local government area of the state.
He said that the present administration will focus more on strengthening personal and environmental hygiene with seriousness, to keep Kano clean.
The female inspectors, he said, would go into houses to ensure that children and everyone in the house observed personal and environmental cleanliness, as it used to be.
He further said that sanitary inspectors would be posted to all markets and slaughter houses in the state, to oversee their activities, stressing that the new administration would not tolerate negligence in sanitation issues.
The new Governor, however, charged heads of households to ensure cleanliness in their homes,, warning that failure to do so would attract court action
Soliciting for public support for the exercise, Ganduje said he had a dream of making Kano the cleanest metropolis in the country.
Earlier, the Chairman of the Joint Committee of Self Help Groups in Kano, Alhaji Ibrahim Garba, appealed to local governments in the state to support the committee with working tools.
The Head of Sanitary Inspectors in the state, Alhaji Jafaru Gwarzo, called on roadside food sellers and other traders to support the state government’s initiative on sanitation.
He appealed to the new administration to empower sanitary inspectors through training, to enable them to be able to effectively handle the challenges ahead.
NAN reports that the new Kano governor also flagged off “The Keep Kano clean” campaign, which he said would run for a week.