From Maduabuchi Nmeribeh, Kano
Kano state Givernor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje on Wednesday, said the state government has perfected plans to set up anti- drug abuse agency, designed to help the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) combat the menace of drug abuse in the state.
According to Ganduje, statistics have shown that Kano is vulnerable to drug abuse, “as part of our efforts to combat the menace, Kano is to establish an agency that will collaborate with NDLEA to fight drug abuse.”
He said the idea was to strengthen other measures taken by the state government to discourage drug abuse and trafficking, especially, among youths and women in the state.
Ganduje stated this while receiving newly posted Commander of NDLEA, Dr. Ibrahim Abdul; Sector Commander of Federal Road Safety Commission, Corps Commander Yusuf Garba; and Brigade Commander, 3 Brigade, Nigeria Army, Brigadier-General Bamidele Alabi, who jiontly paid him a courtesy visit at Government House.
Governor Ganduje, while appreciating the efforts of the out gone security Chiefs, urged the newly posted Commanders to build on the success story they met on ground, adding that Kano state has remained one of the most peaceful states in the country.
According to him, “Kano has remained one of the most peaceful states in the country since the inception of this administration, considering what is happening in neighbouring states. Peace in Kano is made possible through the grace of God and the efforts of security agencies.
“So, I urge you to sustain the tempo. Here in Kano, there is well coirdination and connection among security agencies. They connect and interact at all times, and this is why we are recording success in terms of maintenance of peace and order. Very soon, we will have our security meeting where all of you will be present and make your contributions.”
Speaking to journalists shortly after the courtesy visit, Brigadier-General Alabi said the Army is well positioned to counter terrorism and menace of miscreants through the newly launched Operation Python Dance in the North-West.
He urged residents to remain law abiding and provide security agencies with useful information that can lead to the arrest of terrosists and miscreants.