The Kaduna state Environmental Protection Authority (KEPA) says it has intensified supervision of refuse evacuation across the state to ensure healthy and clean environment during the lockdown.
Mr Lawal Jibrin, the General Manager of the agency, made this known on Tuesday in Kaduna.
He said that with the lockdown in place, refuse generation would be on the increase hence the need for proper and regular refuse evacuation.
Jibrin said that KEPA would be intensifying its supervisory role in ensuring proper waste evacuation with Cape gate Nigeria, the official company engaged by the Kaduna state government to evacuate solid waste in the state.
According to him, the company came out with a work plan to evacuate waste in 18 communities within the metropolis during the lockdown period over the coronavirus pandemic.
He listed the communities as Barnawa, Sabon Tasha, Nassarawa, Gonin Gora, Tudun Wada, Badiko, Makera, Doka, Gabasawa, Unguwan Rimi, Unguwan Sarki.
Others are Kawo, Hayin Banki, Unguwan Shanu/Abapkwa, Malali, Rigachikun, Mando and Rigasa.
The director said that the agency had released three mini buses – 19 compactors, 13 trucks, which would be evacuating refuse from the communities.
He said the refuse would be evacuated every other day in each area, in addition to the daily morning evacuation from collection points.
He called on residents to take the coronavirus pandemic seriously and obey the stay at home order while ensuring their environments were kept clean to prevent the spread of COVID-19.