Kano State Commissioner for Environment, Dr Kabiru Getso, has commended a female street sweeper, Mrs Hassana Bala, for hardwork and rewarded her with N10,000.
Getso gave the award on Saturday, when he led the state Task Force Commitee on sanitation to monitor the monthly environmental sanitation in Kano.
He said that the woman had been reported to be discharging her duty with diligence since a portion was given to her for cleaning.
“We received a report that she even sweeps her portion even at night and ensures that it is clean at all times.”
While rewarding the middle aged woman, Getso called on other sweepers to be committed to their work at all times.
He tasked them to emulate Mrs Bala, to keep Kano clean and healthy, thus preventing the waste from falling into drains.
He further stated that the ministry would officially recognise her to encourage others.
Getso, however, revealed that the government had set up Street Sweeping Monitoring Team, mandated to monitor the exercise in the state.
He said the team would embark on daily inspection and would be reporting to the Central sanitation committee under the chairmanship of the commissioner for environment.