The government of Sokoto State has revealed plans to employ 500 unemployed youths in the state to help with waste management.
The Sokoto State Commissioner for Environment, Alhaji Muhammadu Sifawa, disclosed this while speaking in an interview with Newsmen in Sokoto on Monday 19th September 2016.
He reveals that the state government had purchased sanitation tools, protective wears, 30 garbage collection tricycles for waste management in densely populated areas.
He further said that the government had bought eight vehicles for refuse evacuation and disposal.
According to him, this is to ensure early evacuation of refuse and improve the health of the people.
The state government, he said, had taken some proactive measures to boost environmental sanitation.
The measures were special refuse evacuation in 17 major drains at a cost of N 4.5million and resuscitation of the monthly sanitation exercise.
Others were the introduction of cash prizes of N2.25 million to the winning zones and certificates to youth clubs and associations in sanitation exercise.