Jigawa State Implements Specialized Courts to Combat Sanitation Offenses
By George George Idowu
In a proactive initiative to tackle sanitation issues, the Jigawa State Government has inaugurated five dedicated courts aimed at prosecuting individuals who violate environmental cleanliness laws across the state.
The Commissioner of Environment, Dr. Nura Ibrahim Dandoka, unveiled this strategic move during the January environmental sanitation campaign in Dutse, the state capital.
Governor Malam Umar Namadi leads the charge, with state executives, legislators, civil servants, and party leaders actively participating in the monthly environmental sanitation exercises.
Dr. Dandoka emphasized the pivotal role these specialized courts play in enforcing environmental and sanitation laws.
The court locations, strategically positioned in Dutse, Hadejia, Kazaure, Gumel, and Ringim, will serve as headquarters for the five emirate councils.
Under the state’s monthly environmental sanitation law, all movement and economic and social activities are halted from 7:00 am to 10:00 am every last Saturday.
This time window allows households and families to actively engage in cleaning and sanitizing their surroundings.
Moreover, the Commissioner directed all 27 local government areas in the state to mobilize community organizations, self-help groups, and the public to actively participate in these sanitation exercises.
He assured that the state government is committed to providing necessary support to ensure the successful achievement of cleanliness objectives.
The active involvement of various stakeholders, including state officials and community organizations, underscores the seriousness with which Jigawa State addresses its sanitation concerns.