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Gov. Ganduje destroys N1bn illicit drugs in Kano

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Jaafar Jaafar
Jaafar Jaafar
Jaafar Jaafar is a graduate of Mass Communication from Bayero University, Kano. He was a reporter at Daily Trust, an assistant editor at Premium Times and now the editor-in-chief of Daily Nigerian.
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The governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje, on Friday destroyed illicit drugs worth N1 billion intercepted at various places within Kano city by the state task force on drugs.

Mr Ganduje said after setting the drugs ablaze at the NDLEA premises in Kano, that the exercise was a breakthrough in the administration’s war against sale and consumption of illicit drugs in the state.

The governor said that the state government had recently expanded the rehabilitation centre for victims of drug abuse in the state.

He urged groups and individuals in the state to support government’s efforts in fighting drug abuse to ensure a decent society.

Ganduje also called for the speedy trial and long jail term for drug peddlers in the country.

Earlier, the national coordinator of Ambassadors of Voices for Change ‎Initiative, Mr Clem Ohameze commended the task force for the feat and pledged the organisation’s commitment to ensure drug free society.

He also commended the government for identifying with the needs and aspirations of the people by sanitising drugs business in the state.

Malam Hamza Umar, Commandant, National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), restated the determination of the agency to make the state free of dangerous drugs. (NAN)

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