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Bagudu setup taskforce on drugs control


Bagudu setup taskforce on drugs control


The Kebbi State Governor, Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, has set up a Taskforce Committee on Drugs Control in the state.


According to a circular that was signed by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG) Babale Umar Yauri, the task force is to be headed by AIG Umar Ambursa.


The wife of the state governor, Dr Zainab Shinkafi Bagudu would serve as the patron of the committee.


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This is contained in a statement that was issued by Yahaya Sarki Special Adviser (SA) Media to Kebbi State Governor.


Sarki explained that the task force is to assist in reviewing and providing informed comments on policies and programs related to drug and substance abuse in the state.


“It will also, facilitate and assist cooperative efforts in respect of policy and program initiatives in the drug and substance abuse field.


“The the committee will also recommend and support conferences, seminars and meetings aimed at reducing the risk of drugs abuse or its prevention and treatment,” Sarki stated.


He added that the committee will also routinely recommend and support the award of scholarship, sponsorships in basic and advanced training in matters relating to addictions, “as well as to encourage research and publications”.


“Members of the committee are; Representatives of the Nigerian Police Force, NDLEA, NSCDC, NAFDAC, Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria and the Nigerian Medical Society of Nigeria, as well as the Ministries of Justice, Education and Health.


“Others are; Representatives of Ministries of Youth and Sports Development and Women and Social Development, Non-Governmental Organizations, as well as Civil Society Organizations.



“The rest include the Representatives of the Council of Ulamas and CAN, Youth and Students Organizations, Representative each from Gwandu, Argungu, Yauri and The Zuru Emirates and the Representative of the Office of the SSG,” Sarki said.


Bagudu setup taskforce on drugs control

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