Jigawa Government on Friday said it had spent N27 million to clear drainage in parts of the state to prevent outbreak of communicable diseases.
Director, Community Mobilization in the state Ministry of Local Government and Community Development, Alhaji Mohammed Wada, disclosed this to news men in Hadejia.
He said each local government council received N1 million for the exercise.
Wada also said that the exercise was aimed at keeping the environment clean and to prevent flooding, especially during rainy season.
“As part of effort to keep the environment clean and to prevent flooding, the state government released N27 million to local government areas for the programme,” he said.