Kano state governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has declared his opposition to any try to legalise hashish sativa within the nation whilst he vowed that no lawmaker from the state will assist such bid within the Nationwide Meeting.
Governor Ganduje made the declaration when the Chairman/Chief Govt of the Nationwide Drug Legislation Enforcement Company, NDLEA, Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa led high officers of the Company on a courtesy go to to him as a part of his ongoing Conflict Towards Drug Abuse, WADA, advocacy go to to the state.
In his remarks, Gen. Marwa urged the governor to not assist any bid to legalise hashish sativa by some elected officers within the nation. He stated the NDLEA is at present doing a lot to chop availability and accessibility to illicit medication throughout the Nigeria, including that any try to legalise the illicit substance can be a setback to the progress made thus far.
“With over 8, 634 arrests; 2,776,000 kilograms of medication price over N100billion seized; 1,630 convictions; 3,232 instances in courtroom and over 4,000 drug customers counselled and rehabilitated between January and now, we’re already making substantial progress in our drug provide discount and drug demand discount efforts.
We’re nevertheless satisfied that the continued makes an attempt by a few of our elected officers to legalise hashish which is being abused by over 10.6million Nigerians can be a draw again for the achievements thus far.
This is the reason I need to implore Your Excellency and Kano state to not assist the try to legalise hashish”, Gen. Marwa acknowledged.
He warned landlords to make sure that they don’t accommodate drug traffickers of their homes as a result of NDLEA wouldn’t hesitate to hunt forfeiture of any property used to retailer illicit medication when the offenders are caught.
He counseled the governor for making drug take a look at a prerequisite for public officers and people aspiring into public workplace within the state. He urged the governor to assist NDLEA with 25 hectares of land to construct barracks within the state and a property that may home a zonal command workplace of the Company in Kano.
In his response, Governor Ganduje stated Gen. Marwa is essential to Kano and Nigeria due to the importance of his present task, which is equally key to profitable the battle towards insecurity within the nation.
Whereas granting the requests for land and lodging for a zonal command, the governor assured his visitor that beside the stand of Kano state authorities towards drug abuse and trafficking, the predominant faith within the state, Islam is towards the dual evils of drug abuse and trafficking.
He stated Kano has the very best variety of federal lawmakers within the Nationwide Meeting, including that none of them will assist any try to legalise hashish.