The newly appointed Commander of NDLEA, Kano State command, Dr Ibrahim Abdul has called upon the general public to continue rendering the cumulative efforts given to his command over the years towards fighting drug abuse in Kano and nation at large.
Dr Ibrahim made the call while speaking to newsmen, today in Kano as part the agency end of the year review to highlight its performance.
He says his command will not achieve its set of desired objectives of ridding youth from indiscriminate drug abuse without solid support from the general public.
Adding that in the year under review National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency, Kano command has so far achieved considerable success, under various departments.
Under the Prosecution unit, the Commander stress that 92 Cases convicted and 55 Cases pending while 2 Cases discharged respectively.
However, under the Drug Demand Reduction Unit, he said that 157 Drugs users were referred for brief counselling and 43 Regular clients and rehabilitated.
Dr Ibrahim asserts that various harmful drugs and Psychotropic substance approximately 10 Tonnes in weight were successfully intercepted and also 502 suspects, including 497 Males and 5 Females were apprehended.
Dr. Ibrahim Abdul said that State government under the leadership of Governor Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje is doing the needful towards giving NDLEA Kano command logistics supports incurving the trend and even gone to the extent of appointing special adviser on Drug Abuse, which he said the governor’s gesture is quite commendable and first of its kind in Nigeria
He said In view of the trendy passion of drugs abuse among Youth, the Commander once again called on the Parents, guardians and caregivers to be watchful on their children movements for taking proactive measures once their dealings and peers-interaction are gradually becoming suspicious.