Following public outcry, State Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA) Katsina state has begun the evacuation of refuse dump across Katsina metropolis.
This was made known via the Agency’s Facebook pages showing the Managing Director SEPA, Isah Sa’idu Barda inspecting the exercise of massive evacuation of heap of refuse dumps in the capital city of Katsina to provide an aesthetic and hygienic environment for the people.
Waste collection trucks have since yesterday began evacuation of the refuse at Yahaya Madaki Way, Sabuwar Unguwa, Sharar Pipes waste containers and other waste stationed areas across the city.
Recalled that Katsina Post had earlier reported that no fewer than 10,000 residents in various communities in Katsina are currently at risk of a looming disease outbreak due to the accumulation of refuse dumps across the city.
In the last couple of weeks, solid waste has taken over in major highways, street corners, road medians and drainage channels in some areas in Katsina metropolis.
The development, if not properly managed, might, in the long run, compromise the general health of all Katsina residence due to likely escalation of infectious diseases such as cholera, typhoid fever, hepatitis, among others.