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Kano Task Force Has Recovered Illicit Drugs Worth More Than N1bn – Ganduje

Kano State governor, Abdullahi Ganduje

Kano State governor, Abdullahi Ganduje

Kano State governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has come out to say that the state task force set up to curb drug abuse in the state has intercepted and destroyed illicit drugs worth over N1 billion.

He recently revealed that plans are underway to establish a state drug administration agency that will guarantee compulsory drug tests for political appointees, admission seekers, and civil servants.

According to him, the society also has to help drug addicts and abusers to give up addition by initiating aggressive public education and well-defined laws.

He added that the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) should be commended for choosing Kano to host its northwest zonal Office.

A recent statement read, “Ganduje urges aggressive mainstream and social media campaign against drug abuse in order to bring to fore the impact of the threat that is endangering not only lives but the economies of some countries.

“The governor says since inception the administration has instituted programmes aimed at curtailing abuse of drugs and use of hard drugs which include setting up and streamlining the activities of the state Task Force on Drug Abuse which intercepted and destroyed illicit drugs worth over one billion naira.”

“Others, he adds are plans to establish the state Drug Administration Agency which is underway to battle addiction, the introduction of compulsory drug test for political appointees, civil servants and students seeking admission into the tertiary institutions.

“Ganduje also commends the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) for choosing 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 person all in recognition of the state government’s relentless war against drug abuse.

“On the theme of this year’s observance: “Better Knowledge for Better Care” is apt considering that the public is largely not fully aware of the social implication of drug abuse.”


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