The Kaduna State House Committee on Environment and Natural Resources expressed their intention to propose a motion reinstating the monthly sanitation exercise and tree planting statewide, aiming to tackle climate change.
During separate interviews with journalists on Tuesday, the legislators revealed this decision after engaging with civil society on environmental protection and climate change in Kaduna state.
Committee Chairman Stingo Danlami emphasized the severity of climate change affecting the state’s citizens, stressing the need for practical solutions to mitigate its impact. He highlighted the widespread indiscriminate dumping of waste in major cities, advocating for the reintroduction of monthly sanitation and tree planting as crucial steps in environmental preservation.
Mahmud Lawal, a member of the committee said climate change would be addressed by stopping tree felling and planting trees, proper waste management among others.
“We will sensitize the public on laws related to environmental protection and the importance of obeying these laws.
“We agree to bring back monthly sanitation across the state immediately; we resume plenary; it is mandatory to save our environment,” he said.
Henry Marah, the House Committee Chairman on Information, NGOs and Development partners, said the legislators would work with the CSOs on bills and motions that would help mitigate climate change.
He said that the lawmakers, as representatives of the people, would do everything humanly possible to ensure a safe environment and address climate change.