The Kano state Commissioner of Police, Muhammed Wakili, has disclosed that he is ready to sacrifice his life in the crusade against drugs abuse.
Mr Wakili stated this on Tuesday when members of the Kano state chapter of Nigeria Institute of Public Relations, NIPR, paid him a solidarity visit.
The commissioner, who described substance abuse as the major cause of criminal offences, advocated for deliberate government policies on identifying cause and solutions of the menace beyond arrest and detention.”There is no war like war against drugs abuse because it affects scholars, academics, youths and women.
“Your visit gives me hope that there are responsible people who are supporting my cause wholeheartedly without any condition.
“If in the cause of my duty you find me transgressing, please don’t hesitate to call my attention. I assure you, I will adjust,” the commissioner stated.
Mr Wakili expressed satisfaction with the visit and assured to encourage all policemen working in public relations department to register with National Institute of Public Relations.
In his address, the National Council Member of the NIPR, Sule Ya’u Sule, said the visit was to register their solidarity to the commissioner in his effort at fighting drugs abuse in the state.
According to Mr Sule, it is part of the responsibility of the NIPR to support the new CP in rebranding the state, which is being tagged as the centre of drugs abuse and political thuggery.
“Within short period of your arrival, you demonstrated commitment in fighting drugs abuse in Kano. We hope this will change the narrative of Kano being the centre of drugs abuse.
“We hope you will head the NDLEA. We would advocate for your appointment as head of NDLEA,” Mr Sule said.
Mr Sule appealed to the commissioner to encourage all policemen working in PR department to register with NIPR as the institute would soon constitute task force on fishing out non-registered public relations practitioners in public and private organizations.
In his remarks, the Kano state chairman of NIPR, Aminu Hamza, lamented how Kano which used to be the centre of commerce and political emancipation now turned the centre of drugs.
He appealed to the commissioner of police to look into how radio stations in the state have turned to platforms of airing inflammatory statements and hate speech.
DAILY NIGERIAN reports that at the end of the visit, the leadership of the NIPR presented enrolment forms to the commissioner for onward submission to policemen working in PR department.