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Makinde Reiterates Commitment To Fight Drug Abuse

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By Abiodun Ogunrinde, Ibadan

The Oyo state governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde has pledged that his administration will collaborate with the necessary stakeholders to minimize the menace of trafficking and illicit drug abuse in the State.

The Governor made the pledge today in his speech at the 2019 United Nations International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, organized by the State Drug Abuse Control Committee in collaboration with the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, held at Western Hall, Secretariat, Ibadan.

Governor Makinde pointed out that report shows that 40 percent of
Nigerian youths are involved in drugs and substance abuse, therefore, fighting against it encompassed collective efforts in making our society free from drug abuse and illicit trafficking both at the state and the Federal.

Speaking through the Deputy
Governor, Engr. Rauf Olaniyan, the
the governor noted that collaboration
between the State Government and State NDLEA is yielding positive
result adding that his administration is ready to collaborate with all agencies to ensure that illicit act is brought to minimal in the state.

He, therefore, called on parents, guardians, religious leaders, and politicians among others to join hands in fighting against drug abuse saying that waging war against drug abuse is a collective responsibility.

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