The Jigawa State Government has taken a proactive step by instituting five special courts to adjudicate cases involving individuals who violate the state’s environmental sanitation laws.
Commissioner of Environment, Dr. Nura Ibrahim Dandoka, made this announcement while addressing the press during the January environmental sanitation exercise in Dutse, the capital city of the state.
Governor Malam Umar Namadi led state executives, legislators, civil servants, and party stalwarts in participating in the monthly environmental sanitation initiative.
Dandoka clarified that these special courts have been established in key locations, namely Dutse, Hadejia, Kazaure, Gumel, and Ringim, which serve as the headquarters for the five emirate councils.
The Commissioner emphasized that the primary objective of these courts is to ensure strict compliance with environmental and sanitation laws across the state.
He highlighted that the state’s monthly environmental sanitation law mandates a restriction of movement, including all economic and social activities, from 7:00 am to 10:00 am every last Saturday. This time frame is allocated for householders and their families to engage in cleaning and sanitizing their surroundings.
Dandoka further informed that all 27 local government areas in the state have received directives to mobilize community organizations, self-help groups, and the general public to actively participate in the exercise. The state government is committed to providing necessary support to ensure the successful achievement of the set objectives.
In sum, the establishment of these special courts and the enforcement of monthly environmental sanitation laws demonstrate the state’s commitment to fostering a cleaner and healthier environment through collective efforts.