The Kano State Government has said it will clear 33.6 kilometres of drains within 20 days of its annual drainage clearance exercise.
The Ministry of Environment, in collaboration with the Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP), embarked on desilting of major and minor drains within and around the state capital.
According to Maryam Abdulkadir, Communications Officer of NEWMAP in Kano, the exercise was aimed at removing all sorts of blockage to facilitate free flow of water in the event of a heavy downpour.
She said, “The areas proposed for the exercise comprise Baban-Gwari and surroundings; Maiduguri Road; Jakara Stream; Mazugal Road; Gogau Stream; Palace Road, Kwanar Sabo-Tsamiyar Boka Road and Getsi Stream.”
According to her, other areas include Gwarzo Road, Shagari Quarters, Sokoto Road, and Shekara Secondary School Road.