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Kwankwaso seeks support to fight drug abuse in Kano

17 January 2014, 07:52

Kano - Gov. Rabiu Kwankwaso of Kano State on Thursday ordered the destruction of illicit and fake drugs worth over N300 million as part of effort to rid the state of illicit drugs.

Kwankwaso, who spoke at Farawa in Gezawa Local Government, urged the groups and individuals to support the government’s efforts in fighting drug abuse to ensure a decent society.

He also called on the general public to report any suspicious movement to the committee for appropriate action.

The Commissioner for Health, Dr Abubakar Labaran, gave the assurance that the state government would not relent in its effort to rid the state of fake drugs and drug abuse.

The Chairman of the State Task Force, Malam Ali Adamu, thanked the governor for giving his officials all the support needed in combating drug abuse in the state.

Adamu also restated the task force’s readiness in making the state free of dangerous drugs.

The drugs were seized by a combined team of National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, National Agency for Food, Drugs Administration and Control and taskforce in Sabon Gari, Kano.

-    NAN


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