Alhaji Barau Abdullahi Gambasha (Hon. Commissioner)
A grassroots politician, Alhaji Barau Abdullahi Gambasha was born in 1958 in Gambasha village of Buji Local Government are where he held sway as Executive Chairman from 1993 to 1994 and 1999 to 2003 and between 1990 and 1993 he was the Executive Chairman of Birnin Kudu Local Government Council.
At the state level, the new Commissioner of Environment was between 2004 and 2007, the Managing Director of the state Water Board and from 2007 to 2014, the Board Chairman of the state Roads Maintenance Agency (JIRMA).
Alhaji Barau Abdullahi Gambasha holds a 1989 certificate of attendance of the College of Education, Kano and is married with children
Dr. Abdullahi Kainuwa (Permanent Secretary)
Name:- DR. ABDULLAHI KAINUWA
Qualification:- MB, BS, MPH. FAIPH, FCIML
Sambo Usman Ginsau (Director Admin and Finance)
Alhaji M. Garba (Director Planning Research & Statistics)
Umar Idris Giginya (Director Forestry)
Muhammad Tafida Hussein (Director Conservation)
Bello Idris (Director Flood and Erosion Control)
Hamisu Shehu Sakwaya (Director Pollution Control)
The Ministry of Environment was created in order to coordinate the activities of the State Government with respect to the environment and environment related issues. Restructured in 2007, the Ministry has two agencies, namely Jigawa State Environmental Protection Agency (JISEPA) and Alternative Energy Fund.
Ministry of Environment has overall responsibility for the management of the environment in the state; there are a number of cross cutting issues and problems that do not directly fall within the responsibility of the Ministry. The cross cutting nature of environmental policy is also seen from the fact that of the three environment related MDG targets, one concerns water, which is to halve, by 2015, the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe drinking water, while another relates to housing provision that by 2015, ‘to have achieved a significant improvement in the lives of at least 100 million slum dwellers’. These types of issues and problems require interagency cooperation, coordination and collaboration. Such inter-agency cooperation, coordination and collaboration can be achieved and enhanced more easily through the articulation of an environmental policy that takes on board these cross cutting issues within a framework that allows for institutional coordination and joint responsibilities.
VISION:- Jigawa State develops in complete harmony with the environment.
MISSION:- Ensure environmental protection, natural resources conservation, clean and healthy environment and sustainable development.
Ensuring qualitative and healthy environment;
Conserving, Protecting and Enhancing the environment, the ecosystem and ecological process;
To promote an efficient integrated waste management scheme; and Institutionalization of institutional reforms for effective environmental management;
To ensure qualitative and healthy environment.
To conserve, protect and enhance the environment, the ecosystem and ecological processes.
To reduce land degradation, and develop alternative and renewable energy.
To ensure bio-diversity conservation and sustainable ecosystem.
To ensure institutional reforms for effective environmental management.
Control of desertification and nature conservation.
Control of Erosion and floods.
Environmental sanitation and vectors control.
Encourage and support communal/individual tree seedlings production.
Encourage and support school forestry programmed.
Facilitative development of farmer managed natural tree regeneration plots.
Enlightenment campaigns on the importance of forestry through direct contact, print and electronic media.
Facilitate establishment of community/individual wood lots.
Evolvement of women to aforementioned activities.
Ensure sustainable development of the environment of the state.
Ensure a qualitative, clean and healthy environment thereby ensuring the wellbeing of the masses of Jigawa State.
Conserve, protect and use the environment for the benefit of the people of the state.
Cooperate and collaborate with the federal, local governments, donors and non- governmental organizations on environment matters.
Control and monitor all forms of environmental pollution from agricultural, industrial and governmental generation.
Ensure that forestry laws, regulatory control and protect the state forest.
Ensure that others, environmental laws, regulatory control and protect the state environment.
Provision of solar electricity to hard–reached and disadvantaged villagers in rural location that may not be connected to the national electricity grid in the next 20 years development planning.
Economic empowerment/poverty reduction by providing solar Micro enterprise lock-up shops facilities i.e. cottage industries, extraction of vegetable/groundnut oil, barbing etc.
Fabrication of new scientific/improved cooking facilities to assist households cooking requirements and to help address the issue of desert encroachment that leads to set back in Agricultural produce in the state.
Construction of simple tubular plastic Biogas plants (designs) across the state to supplement the use of firewood for cooking purpose and check desertification menace.
Raising and Distribution of seedlings.
Establishment of New Shelterbelts and Plantations.
Protection of Shelterbelts, Plantation, Woodlot plantations and Forest reserves.
Construction of drainages, culverts and reclamation of burrow pits.
Reclamation of eroded areas.
Clearance of Typha grass along river Hadejia.
Protection of Game reserve.
Maintenance of existing drainages.
Evacuation of refuse.
Environmental health exercise.
Fabrication and distribution of improved woodstove.
Installation Solar flood light at Tsangaya schools.
Admin and Finance Department.
Planning Research and Statistics Department.
Nature Conservation Department.
Flood and Erosion Control Department.
Pollution Control Department.