According to him, Sokoto will observe environmental sanitation every Saturday for one month, after which the exercise will continue on the first Saturday of every month.
Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has wooed residents of the state with cash prizes of N1m, N750,000 and N500, 000 rewards for cleanliness acts.
According to multiple reports, the state government recently introduced a monthly incentive of N1 million to any district adjudged to be the cleanest in the state, as part of measures to enhance cleanliness and preservation of the environment.
Governor Tambuwal made the disclosure on Saturday at the flag off of the state’s special environmental sanitation programme in Sokoto, saying the incentive is one in a series of efforts lined up by the government to protect the health of the citizenry.
The governor also disclosed that Sokoto will observe environmental sanitation every Saturday for one month, after which the exercise will continue on the first Saturday of every month.
Tambuwal said the sanitation exercise will ensure regular and speedy evacuation of refuse in the State metropolis in particular and all parts of the state in general.
'Consequently, a neighbourhood watch outfit and Sokoto Marshals are being empowered through a legislation to be sent to the State House of Assembly to have established, in their consolidated structures, a sanitary inspection unit whose role will complement that of SEPA in waste management and enforcement of environmental laws,' Tambuwal added.