KWSG Charges Youths to Shun Drug Abuse

The Kwara State Government has charged the youths to shun the abuse of drugs, with the aim of attaining a drug free society.

The Executive Governor of Kwara State, Mallam AbdulRahaman Abdulrasaq stated this during the week, at the commemoration of year 2024 United Nation’s Day against abuse of drugs and illicit drug trafficking, held at the Banquet hall of Government House, Ilorin Kwara State.

The Governor who was represented by the State Commissioner for Health, Dr Amina Ahmed El-lmam highlighted the efforts of Kwara State Government, in sensitizing young citizens and community leaders, in order to discourage misuse of drugs in the state.

He then encouraged all security personnel to join in sensitizing the public most especially the young ones, in order to build a healthy Nation.

AbdulRazaq commended the Office of the Kwara First Lady, Ambassador Professor Olufolake Abdulrasaq, Kwara State Drugs Control Committee (DCC) and the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), for a notable achievement following the reductions of drug abuse in the State.

Governor AbdulRazaq also Commends the State Ministry of health for various programs embarked upon in sensitizing the people, to ensure proper information dissemination Community sensitization at various Communities, Radio and Television program tagged "Health gist" and so on 

In his remarks, the State Commander NDLEA, CN Mohammed Ibrahim commended the leadership qualities of Mallam AbdulRahaman AbdulRasaq in his efforts at maintaining zero tolerance for abuse of Drugs and illicit drug trafficking in the State and Nigeria at large.

He assured of the Agency’s readiness to partner with Kwara State Ministry of Health in the enlightenment programme, aimed at eradicating abuse of drugs.

Dignitaries at the event include: The permanent Secretary Kwara State Ministry of health,Ajia Afusat Ibrahim, Commander Federal Road Safety Corps,Commander Immigration Services Kwara State, Nigeria Correctional Services,Nigeria Army 22 BBE,Kwara State Director Department of State Services, Commissioners for Health as well as Education and Human Capital Development, invited Schools amongst others.

Falade Gbenga
Press Secretary


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