Bauchi State Governor, Sen. Bala Mohammad, on Thursday pledged his administration’s commitment to evolving policies that would enthrone a healthy environment for the people.
Mohammad, who stated this in Bauchi while inaugurating two completed waste collection centres in the state capital, explained that more of such projects would be established in Bauchi.
Represented by Hamisu Shira, the State Commissioner for Housing and Environment, Mohammad said that four other waste collection centres were at different levels of completion.
According to him, the six projects will gulp the sum of N28.7 million to complete.
“As a government, we are embarking on this project to make the environment healthy and productive for the people,” he said.
The governor stated that his administration had remained committed to ridding the state of filth and unhealthy environment.
“Barely two weeks in office, we began a special environmental sanitation exercise in Bauchi metropolis.
“Our objective was to clear the piles of solid wastes in various dumping centres within the metropolis,” he said.
Mohammad further stated that N9.8 million had been approved for the Bauchi State Environmental Protection Agency to ensure effective evacuation of household waste.
Earlier, Emir of Bauchi, Alh Rilwanu Adamu, had commended the governor for the projects, describing the gesture as a positive development.
Represented by Alhaji Nuru Jumba, Bauchi District Head, Adamu said that tackling environmental waste a good way of reducing disease outbreaks in the state.
He urged the state government to replicate such projects in rural areas, especially council headquarters.