Kebbi State Governor, Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, has approved the setting up of a Taskforce Committee on Drugs Control with Assistant
Inspector General of Police Umar Ambursa as the Chairman.
This is contained in a statement signed by the Secretary to the State
Government, Babale Umar Yauri and issued to newsmen through Special Adviser Media to the State Governor, Yahaya Sarki.
According to the statement, wife of the Governor, Dr. Zainab Shinkafi Bagudu would serve as Patron of the committee.
The Taskforce committee is mandated to assist in reviewing and
providing informed comments on policies and programs related to drug and substance abuse.
It will also facilitate and assist cooperative efforts in respect to policy and program initiatives in the drug and substance abuse field.
The committee will also recommend and support Conferences, Seminars and meetings aimed at reducing the risk of drugs abuse or its prevention and treatment.
Similarly, it will also routinely recommend and support the award of Scholarship, sponsorships in basic and advance trainings in matters relating to addictions, as well as 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 Ministries of Justice, Education and Health.
Others are; Representatives of Ministries of Youth and Sports Development and Women and Social Development, Non-Governmental
Organizations, as well as Civil Society Organizations.
The rest include Representatives of the Council of Ulamas and CAN, Youth and Student Organizations, Representatives each from Gwandu, Argungu, Yauri and Zuru Emirates and Representative of the Office of the Secretary to the State Government.