Residents trooped to the streets on Saturday with their brooms, shovels and other sanitation equipment to keep their surroundings clean.
This is following the announcement of an incentive to the cleanest neighbourhoods in Sokoto by the state government.
At the flag-off of the state’s special environmental sanitation exercise, Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal announced that the top three cleanest neighbourhoods will get a reward of N1m, N750,000, and N500,000 respectively.
He also announced that for the next four Saturdays, the state will observe the special sanitation exercise, after which it will be held once every month. The all-state environmental sanitation is the first of its kind ordered by Sokoto state government since the stoppage of the National Environmental Sanitation Days by the Olusegun Obasanjo administration in 1999.
One of the youths, Misbahu Kamilu, from Kanwuri area of Sokoto town, said they were determined to win the N1m on offer as top prize.
When Dailypost spoke to one of the residents, he said “As you can see, we have mobilised ourselves and dedicated this weekend to the sanitation of our environment, we hope to win the N1m,” he told reporters. Nigerians, Una too like awoof!