The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr. Boss Mustapha, has reiterated Federal Government’s readiness to partner with any institutions to checkmate the prevalence of drug abuse that is ruining the lives of Nigerians especially the youths.
Mustapha stated this when the Northern Traditional Ruler’s Council Sub-Committee on Drug Abuse visited him in his office on Wednesday.
The visit was to intimate him on the concern of the Royal Fathers from the Northern extraction over the drug abuse especially in the region and by extension in Nigeria.
The SGF commended the royal fathers for observing the happenings in their respective environments and coming up with the idea of forming a committee to curb this menace.
He charged them to engage in advocacy campaign as a mechanism that will make the youth and adults to see the dangers inherent in taking hard drugs.
Earlier, the Chairman, Northern Traditional Ruler’s Council on Drug Abuse, His Royal Majesty, Da Jacob Buba Gyang, the Gbong Gwom Jos, briefed the SGF on what informed the setting up of the committee.
He said the issue of drug abuse in the North has become a social problem with many taking to criminal activities.
They deemed it fit to partner with the Federal Government since this menace can only be fought in collaboration with government.