The state administration of Kano has ordered the immediate labelling and demolition of all structures that are currently situated along the Kwarin Gogau stream in the city.
Drainage systems inside and around Kantin Kwari Market have also been identified for demolition in an effort to remove any barriers to the efficient movement of both stormwater and sewage in the region.
Malam Muhammad Garba, the state's information commissioner, made this disclosure while briefing reporters on the results of the council's weekly meeting, which took place at the Executive Council Chambers of the Government House in Kano.
“Receiving the Report of Rapid Assessment of Flooding at Kanti Kwari Market conducted by the commissioners of works and Infrastructure, Engr. Idris Wada Saleh and that of Environment, Dr. Kabiru Ibrahim Getso , the council also directed that all temporary structures mounted on top of drainages within and around the market should be removed with immediate effect.
“The council also resolved that desilting and evacuation of all blocked drainages within the market and its surrounding as well as the removal of building materials deposited on drainage lines within the market,” the Governor however stated.