By Yusuf Umar
The Adamawa State Government has cautioned citizens against drug abuse and illicit drug trafficking, warning that it will not condone such activities which is detrimental to productive society.
Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri disclosed this while leading an advocacy road walk against drug abuse as part of activities to commemorate international day against drug abuse and illicit drug trafficking.
The road walk against drug abuse was led by Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri in the company of the Speaker State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Bathiya Wesley and the State Commander NDLEA, Agboalu Femi Samson among others began from the State Headquarters of NDLEA, down to Target Junction, through Nepa and back to the NDLEA office.
This is part of the long-week activities marking the United Nations International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit drug trafficking set aside for 26th June each year.
Represented by his deputy, Professor Kaletapwa Farauta who is also the State Chairperson drug control committee reemphasized that this administration remains focused in strengthening the fight against drug abuse and illicit drug trafficking, owing to its dangers on health and the society.
He made case on the need to attach importance to education of the girl child, even as he advised Youth to desist from drug abuse for a healthy living and a brighter future.
The Governor vowed not to rest, until the Youths salvaged from drugs, a catalyst for a healthy and productive future leaders.
The Hon. Speaker, State House of Assembly Rt. Hon. Bathiya Wesley assured of the legislators untiring commitment to partner NDLEA and other relevant agencies to fight the ugly trend, advising Youths to desist from drug abuse
Earlier, the State Commander NDLEA Agboalu Femi Samson said the day calls for member Nations to reinvigorate their efforts towards a society free of drug abuse and illicit drug trafficking, hence the road walk to raise awareness on the dangers of drugs by Adamawa State drug control committee.
Having warned that drugs lead to untimely death, he cautioned the public to stop stigmatization and discrimination against those involved in drugs as that will pose another danger.
Having warned that drugs lead to untimely death, he cautioned the public to stop stigmatization and discrimination against those involved in drugs as that will pose another danger
The theme for 2023 world day against drug abuse and illicit drug trafficking is "people first; stop stigma and discrimination; strengthen prevention".