Redeeming Kano city from age-long environmental pollution » Ecoscope » Tribune Online


It is a blend of old and new; traditional and modern. In Northern Nigeria, Kano city is indeed a phenomenon in trade and commerce.But it is also blighted by the seeming neglect of many opportunities.

To be sure, this sprawling city, home to large number of migrants from within and from outside Nigeria,has suffered from avoidable environmental degradation, most especially from uncontrolled discharge of effluents from tanneries. For many years, thick, coloured and smelly water is continously piped into open drains, seeping into bodies of water and contaminating underground water and air. These are indeed concerns for the health of the environment and citizens.

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Source: Nigerian Tribune