By Blessing Eboigbe

 

The National Youth Council of Nigeria,NYCN, has called for the speedy implementation of the drug abuse report submitted by the Gen Buba Marwa-led Presidential Committee on The Eradication of Drug Abuse in Nigeria.

The NYCN in a statement by its President, Bello Bala Shagari, said only an urgent implementation would put an end to the alarming rate of drug abuse among youths.

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NYCN President, Bello Bala Shagari, flanked by other officials, handing over the report drug abuse to Gen Buba Marwa ,retd.

The statement reads:”While we applaud His Excellency President Muhammadu Buhari for making fight against drug abuse a priority in Nigeria, we are concerned that if the recommendations made by various stakeholders is not immediately implemented, the situation will worsen. The committee under Gen. Buba Marwa and the First Lady, Aisha Buhari has done a wonderful job already. They consulted everyone including the NYCN and NANS.

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“It is also commendable that local “slave like” rehabilitation centers are being abolished across Northern Nigeria, but alternatives to them must be provided immediately. Bad as those rehabilitation centers are, they are better than not having any.

“However, the construction of new rehabilitation centers must begin and new approaches as in the recommendations in the Presidential Committee report should immediately be implemented before the Nigerian Youths lose their future to the menace of illegal drugs in our society.”

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