Gov Kwankwaso Destroys Bad Drugs worth N300 million in Kano
Illicit and counterfeit drugs worth N300 million were set ablaze by the governor of Kano state, Rabi’u Kwankwaso at Farawa, in the outskirts of Kano city.
Speaking shortly after the drugs have been destroyed, Governor Kwankwaso in another step in the quest by his administration to ensure a drug free society, emphasizing that the setting up of the state Task Force on Drugs is testimony of government’s determination to the anti drug war.
He, therefore, enjoined the task force to and security agencies to be more vigilant in the crusade against drug traffickers, even as he implored people in the state to report any suspected drug peddler to the appropriate authorities for prompt action.
The governor also appealed to youths in Kano to embrace opportunities for self reliance being offered by the state government and shun drug abuse in view of its harmful consequences.
In his remarks, the state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Abubakar Labaran Yusuf said the drugs were confiscated at Zungeru and Church roads, Sabon Gari market and Chiranchi quarters in Kano city.
On his part, the Chairman of the state Task Force on Drugs, Alhaji Ali Adamu explained that the drugs were brought into Kano from Katsina state through Niger republic, assuring that the task force will continue to work hard to halt activities of drug barons in the state.
Two former deputy governors of the state, Engr. Magaji Abdullahi and Alhaji Abdullahi T. M. Gwarzo and the representative of the Emir of Kano, the Dangoriba of Kano, Alhaji Ado Kurawa, who also graced the occasion, praised Governor Kwankwaso for his courage in tackling proliferation of bad drugs in the society.