The Sokoto State Commissioner for Environment, Alhaji Muhammadu Sifawa, has said the state government will recruit 500 unemployed youths for sanitation exercises.
Sifawa said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Sokoto on Monday.
He also said the state government had purchased sanitation tools and protective wears.
The commissioner said the government had bought eight vehicles for refuse evacuation and disposal.
According to him, this is to ensure early evacuation of refuse and improve the health of the people.
He said the government had also procured 30 garbage collection tricycles for waste management in densely populated areas.
The state government, he said, had taken some proactive measures to boost environmental sanitation.
The measures were special refuse evacuation in 17 major drains at a cost of N 4.5m and resuscitation of the monthly sanitation exercise.
The others were introduction of cash prizes of N2.25m to the winning zones, and certificates to youth clubs and associations in sanitation exercise.