Sokoto State Government led by Aminu Tambuwal has given out 2.25Million to three communities in fulfillment of his promise to reward the cleanest communities at the Special End-of-month Environmental Sanitation in October.
In a statement signed by Tambuwal’s spokesman, Imam Imam, he said the top prize of 1million naira was claimed by Zone One, made up of Nigerian Army’s Giwa Barracks, Old Airport road, Offa road and Dambuwa areas.
The second prize of N750,000 was claimed by Zone Three made up of Sultan Palace, Gidan Haki and Kofar Atiku, while the third prize of N500,000 was won by Zone 10 which comprises Mabera, Mana, Salame and Ali Akilu roads.
The statement also quoted him as stressing the need to keep environment clean and should not end with the collection of the money.
He said the government introduced the prize as a way of encouraging residents to double their efforts at keeping their communities clean.
Tambuwal also announced that henceforth, government will introduce cleanliness competition among public and private primary and secondary schools in the state and appealed that citizens should embrace the culture of cleanliness.
The statement further said that the presentation of the awards was witnessed by government officials, traditional rulers and youth groups, who vowed to redouble their efforts in raising awareness about the need to keep the environment clean at all times.