An environmentalist, Abubakar Sadik, has urged residents of Kano metropolis to imbibe the culture of cleanliness to guarantee good health.
Sadik, who gave the advice during an interview with newsmen, noted that a dirty environment could endanger peoples' lives.
He said the best way to prevent diseases was through the maintenance of good hygienic practice.
He warned the residents against indiscriminate dumping of refuse and urged them to complement government's effort in keeping the environment clean.
"I am appealing to government agencies, stakeholders and NGOs to sensitise the public on the dangers of filthy environment."
He expressed satisfaction with the level of compliance by residents during monthly sanitation exercise and urged them to maintain the tempo.