Sokoto State Governor Aminu Tambuwal is rewarding communities in the state for keeping their surroundings clean.
The governor, on Sunday gave out N2.25 million as reward to the three cleanest communities in Sokoto metropolis and its environs.
A statement by Tambuwal’s spokesman, Imam Imam, said the N1 million top prize 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 said the winning districts were presented with their monetary prizes, trophies and certificates by Gov. Aminu Tambuwal in Sokoto.
The statement further said: “government will continue to monitor all areas to ensure that the tempo is maintained.”
Tambuwal also announced that henceforth, government will introduce cleanliness competition among public and private primary and secondary schools in the state.
He appealed to citizens to 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.”