Water vendors in Kano state, popularly known as ‘Yan Garuwa, have been fined to pay N500 each for violating the state end of the month sanitation exercise law on Saturday.
The state commissioner for environment, Dr. Kabiru Ibrahim Getso stated this during an inspection to enforce compliance to the sanitation in the state metropolis.
He said water vendors have not been complying to the inspection exercise, adding that they will soon provide a law that will sanction them if found guilty.
“It has come to our notice that water vendors are in the forefront in not complying with the sanitation exercise in the state and we will not let that continue, we have started taking action.
“The sanitation exercise is compulsory for all people to stay and sanitize their homes and surroundings.”
The commissioner added that they will not allow anybody to continue violating the law of the sanitation exercise in the state, adding that only essential people are exempted from the exercise and water vendors are not included.
“There are essential workers that are exempted from the exercise and people that have emergency but not water vendors. We will soon enact a law that will provide punishment for them,” he added.
Daily Focus reports that during yesterday’s sanitation the Kano State Environmental Mobile Court on Saturday has fined two factories to pay N1 million for violation of the monthly environmental sanitation exercise in the state.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the affected factories are GP Tank and JP Company.