…plans obligatory drug check for political appointees, college students
By Bashir Bello – Kano
Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State on Friday stated the state process pressure set as much as curtail drug Abuse has intercepted and destroyed illicit medicine price over N1 billion.
The Governor additionally stated plans are underway to ascertain state drug administration company to make sure obligatory drug check for political appointees, admission seekers, and civil servants amongst others.
The Governor made this recognized in an announcement by his Commissioner for Information, Muhammad Garba to commemorate the 2020 International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking within the state.
He referred to as on the society to assist drug addicts and abusers to surrender habit by initiating aggressive public schooling, extra outline legal guidelines and fostering better cooperation to counter the menace.
According to the assertion, “Ganduje urges aggressive mainstream and social media marketing campaign in opposition to drug abuse to be able to deliver to fore the impression of the menace that’s endangering not solely lives however the economies of some nations.
“The governor says since inception the administration has instituted programmes geared toward curbing abuse of medicine and use of arduous medicine which embody establishing and streamlining the actions of the state Task Force on Drug Abuse which intercepted and destroyed illicit medicine price over one billion naira.
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“Others, he provides are plans to ascertain the state Drug Administration Agency which is underway to battle habit, the introduction of obligatory drug check for political appointees, civil servants and college students looking for admission into the tertiary establishments.
“Ganduje additionally commends the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) for selecting Kano to host its northwest zonal Office and appointment of the Special Adviser to the Governor on Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs), Habeeb Yahaya Hotoro as its coordinating focal individual all in recognition of the state authorities’s relentless warfare in opposition to drug abuse.
“On the theme of this year’s observance: “Better Knowledge for Better Care” is apt contemplating that the general public is basically not totally conscious of the social implication of drug abuse,” the assertion nevertheless reads.
Vanguard News Nigeria.