Ishaku to northern govs: Tackle drug consumption now

Taraba state Governor Darius Ishaku, Wednesday, urged governors of the 19 northern states to throw their weight behind the campaign of their respective wives to check drug addiction and rehabilitate victims.

Gov Ishakuh made the call when he received in the audience a delegation of Wives of Northern States Governors Forum led by Mrs Aminat Bello, wife of the Niger state governor, in Jalingo.

Members of the Forum arrived in Jalingo Tuesday for a strategy meeting on their campaign against drug abuse. Governor Ishaku described drug abuse in the country and particularly in the North as endemic and alarming and said the role being played by the Northern Governors Wives Forum was noble and must be encouraged.

He called on governors in the region to support the Forum to energise them to do more for their states.

Ishaku commended the Forum for their unique approach towards tackling the endemic problem of drug abuse and for the achievements recorded in the Northern states so far.

He said posterity would be kind to them for the achievements.

In her address, the chairperson of the Forum, Dr Aminat Bello, said the Forum’s approach of sensitising and rehabilitating drug addicts has given hope to thousands of youth in the North.

She said they were in Taraba state to support the efforts of Anna Darius Ishaku, wife of the state governor, to do more in rehabilitating victims of drug abuse.

In her opening address, Anna Ishaku said drug abuse was partly responsible for most of the crimes threatening the country today and called for support against it.

She thanked members of the Forum for coming to Taraba state to give support to her efforts at taking addicted youth out of the drug debacle.

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