From Ahmed Idris BirninKebbi
In its efforts to curb drugs abuse in the state, the Kebbi State Governor Senator AtikuAbubakarBagudu has said that his administration was ready to partner with the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency for Food and Drugs Administration Control (NAFDAC) and NDLEA to prevent the importation of illegal and substandard drugs in the state.
He stated this yesterday at the Drugs Awareness and Advocacy Forum which was organized by the State Ministry of Youth and Sport Development incollaboration with the Northern Governor’s wives forum which was held at the Presidential Hall BirninKebbi adding that the effort is to arrest the menace.
Atiku further stated that his administration will not support youth to be drug addict for that is ready to seek for intervention and complement from other donor agency to fight the menace in the societies.
“I am appealing to traditional and religious leaders to continued preaching against drugs abuse and addiction across the state,” he added.
In his remark, the Director General of NAFDAC Prof. MajisolaAdeyeye said that the agency was creating a drug free Nigeria where about 45 containers of illegal drugs had been intercepted in the last three months.
“The agency had clamped down on illegal drugs through intelligence gathering in the country,” she said.
Delivery her speech, the wife of the kebbi state Governor, Dr. ZainabBagudushinkafi said that the forum focused on drug abuse and also to see how members would partner with relevant authorities to put an end to the menace.
“As a mother we cannot fold our arms and watch our children being destroyed by drugs, we are going to intensify our effort by advocacy in the communities,” she said.