Emir tasks politicians on drug abuse amongst youths



The Emir of Zazzau and Chairman, Kaduna state Council of Emirs and Chiefs, Alhaji Shehu Idris, has charged politicians to do everything possible to bring an end to the incessant drug abuse amongst youths in the Emirate.

He gave the charge yesterday in an interview with journalists at his Palace in Zaria City.

“This can be only done through provision of job opportunities for the youth most of whom are either graduates or school leavers,” he said, and attributed the menace to restiveness and poverty amongst the youth.

The monarch noted that the state government was doing its best in creating job opportunities, adding, however, that there was the need for wealthy individuals, groups and politicians to complement government’s efforts to arrest the situation.
Idris observed that it was a collective responsibility to rid “our communities of the menace.”

He added that if the youth were gainfully employed, crime rate would also be reduced drastically.
According to him, the Emirate Council has raised a committee saddled with responsibility of looking into the issue of rampant drugs abuse amongst the youth.
The traditional ruler maintained that the security agencies and the judiciary had immensely played significant roles in the exercise.

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