24 September 2020 by Abdullahi jalaluddeen.
The Chairman and Chief Executive of the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA Rtd Colonel Mustapha Abdallah has reaffirmed the commitment of the Agency in curtailing the challenge of drug abuse in the country.
Col. Abdallah stated this on the Occasion of the public destruction of exhibits by NDLEA Kano Command ,held at the Commands Headquarters in Kano.
He said the law had made it mandatory for the general public to be part of the exercise so that they would take the message home with the aim of addressing the challenge.
Colonel Abdallah explained that the drugs destroyed weighted 28,167.629 tonnes of illicit and hard drugs, noting that another 25tonnes of illicit drugs were in their custody awaiting forfeiture by a court order before public Destruction.
The NDLEA,Chief Executive said like in most states of the Federation ,cannabis sativa remained a major problem with over eleven thousand kilograms confiscated .
“Kano has an admixture of all of the drugs which is a threat to our national well-being and security, this includes , cocaine, Heroin, Ephedrine,and Methamphetamine”
Col. Abdallah explained.
He commended the efforts of Kano State Government for not taking lightly the drug problem in the State.
In a remark Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje said Kano state had recorded great success in reducing the rate of Drug abuse.
He said the success achieved was a clear demonstration of synergy between all security agencies and stakeholders in the State, saying a bill had been submitted to the State House of Assembly for establishment of a Drug Abuse Controll Agency.
Gov.Ganduje added that the State Government had established a reformatory institute geared towards rehabilitating those who had fallen victims of drug addiction.
The ceremony was graced by Heads of Security Agencies in Kano, Non Governmental Organizations, other stakeholders and the public.