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Bagudu Set up Taskforce Committee on Drugs Control

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Khadijat Saidu, Birnin Kebbi.

In an effort to assist in reviewing and providing informed comments on policies and programs related to drugs and substance abuse in the state, Kebbi State Governor, Atiku Bagudu, has set up of a Taskforce Committee on Drugs Control.

According to a statement signed, Friday, by the Secretary to the State Government, Babale Umar Yauri and made available to newsmen in Birnin Kebbi indicates that AIG Umar Ambursa is to serve as the Chairman of the Committee, and the wife of the Governor, Dr. Zainab Shinkafi Bagudu would serve as the patron of the committee.

The taskforce committee is mandated to assist in reviewing and providing informed comments on policies and programs related to drugs and substance abuse.

They committee is also expected to facilitate and assist cooperative efforts in respect of policy and programs initiative in the drug and substance abuse field.

The committee will recommend and support conferences, seminars and meetings aimed at reducing the risk of drugs abuse, its prevention and treatment.

The committee will also routinely recommend and support the award of Scholarship, sponsorships in basic and advance trainings in matters relating to addictions, as well as to encourage research and publications.

Members of the committee are; representatives of the Nigerian Police Force, NDLEA, NSCDC, NAFDAC, Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria and the Nigerian Medical Society of Nigeria, as well as the Ministries of Justice, Education and Health.

Others are; representatives of Ministries of Youth and Sports Development, Women and Social Development, Non-Governmental Organizations, as well as Civil Society Organizations.

The Council of Ulamas, CAN, Youth and Students Organizations, Representative each from Gwandu, Argungu, Yauri and Zuru Emirates and the Representative of the Office of the Secretary to the State Government are also part of the committee.

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