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Kano State defends extension of cleaning exercise

29 June 2015, 08:12 Augustine Osayande

Abuja - The Kano State Government has denied reports that it restricted the movement of people on Sundays after the state's sanitation exercise was extended beyond Saturday.

According to senior government official, the allegations are malicious and unfounded.

The State Commissioner for Environment, Ali Makoda, said the extension of sanitation to Sundays did not affect movements of vehicles and pedestrians.

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He said it was in recognition of the sanctity of religion and citizen’s rights to movement as enshrined in the constitution that the state government allowed free movement on Sundays.

“We cannot restrict worshipers from going to their sanctuaries," he said.

He added the plan to extend the sanitation exercise was to encourage people to mop up and clear the remnant of the refuse from their localities.

"There is no compulsion in the sanitation exercise and participation is voluntary not compulsory,” Makoda said.

- CAJ News


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