…as scavengers get registration code, uniform
…registration closes Dec 31st, 2023
The Kwara State Government has commenced registration exercise for scavengers in the state, as part of measures to ensure security of lives and properties in the state.
The State Commissioner for Environment, Mallam Shehu Ndanusa Usman, disclosed this at the weekend during a meeting with the association of Scavengers at the ministry, in Ilorin, the state capital.
According to him, “the present administration under the leadership of Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq is not comfortable with your operations, as it is causing insecurity in the state. Therefore, this Ministry deem it fit to regulate your activities, through an official registration, for efficient operation across the state.”
The Commissioner, according to a statement signed by the Press Secretary of the Ministry, Yakub Kamaldeen Aliagan, said the regulation of the operations of scavengers becomes necessary to checkmate the excesses of the some of their members on the streets.
The Commissioner further explained that the Ministry will commence the registration of Scavengers industries for proper recognition whereby individuals will have an identity code and uniforms for identification.
In the light of this, Mallam Ndanusa warned scavengers in the state to stay away from criminal activities and operate by Environmental Law, otherwise will face the full wrath of the law.
Earlier, the State Chairman, Association of Scavengers, Mallam Musa Umah appreciated Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq for the people oriented programme and his leadership qualities, most especially, for creating an enabling environment for scavengers to operate in the state
He however reiterated their readiness to comply and operate within the law governing their business, pledging to also partner with government to sustain healthy living, of Kwarans.
In her vote of thanks, the Permanent Secretary, Hajia Afusat Ibrahim appreciated the representatives of Kwara State Internal Revenue Service (KWIRS), Kwara State Environmental Protection Agency (KWEPA) and the Association of Scavengers for attending the meeting.
She informed the association that their registration would close on the 31st of December while the full enforcement would commence by January.