the kano state has several projects aimed at improving the environment in the state.
examples of these include the :the nigeria erosion and watershed management project (newmap) which is a world bank assisted project prepared based on federal government request to the bank for assistance to handle the ever worsening situation of erosion, destruction of biodiversity and loss of livelihood in the affected communities. this newmap is a multi-sectorial and multi scale project that targeted seven south eastern states with acute gully erosion and five states from the north and two additional from south southern states. however, with the successes recorded by newmap six additional states have indicated interest to join newmap and to date newmap is operating in 22 states of nigeria.
some legal actions have taken place. a state pollution control bill which his excellency, dr abdullahi umar ganduje has drafted. it has been approved and is currently passed the first reading in the state assembly floor.
“the bill when passed into law will help put an end to issues of environmental offences as it contains stiffer punishment for defaulters. the law has a penalty for any form of crime against our environment.”
this is leading to tougher actions taken against environmental damage caused by individuals or industries in the area. national environmental standards and regulations enforcement agency, nesrea, part of the environment department of the kano state, has taken action to seal no fewer than 12 industries, for example. the sealed industries include tofa textile limited, bompai, amcd plastic, dawakin dakata, bin adam oil mills, dawakin dakata, full mark urja, hadejia road, larabee enterprises and loquat classics in sharada, god’s little tannery, glorious enterprises limited, multitan limited and gb tannery in challawa respectively and eec construction as well as brains and hammers in zaria road respectively.