No fewer than 500 youths have been employed by the Sokoto State Government for refuse evacuation.
Speaking at the end of the monthly environmental sanitation in Sokoto over the weekend, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Alhaji Aminu Dodo-Iya, stated that the youths had since been redeployed and they had swung into action.
“These youths will continuously operate to rid the city and its environs of filth. They will be used for daily clearance and evacuation of refuse in the city,” he said.
Dodo-Iya also said that the state government had purchased 30 specialised refuse evacuation tricycles, which are being deployed in hard-to-reach areas of the city.
“This is to force the residents to ensure personal and environmental hygiene to keep diseases at bay,” Dodo-Iya added.
Also, the Director-General of the Sokoto Central Market, Alhaji Abdullahi Bafarawa, said that the management of the market had fully mobilised its personnel to actively participate in the exercise.
Bafarawa said that the gesture was to clear the market and its environs of the heaps of refuse.