Drug Law: Stakeholders Urge FG To Review Policy
STAKEHOLDERS have called on Federal Government to immediately review the country’s drug law policy, so as to be in line with current realities and international best practices.
Speaking at the opening of a two-day programme in Abuja, yesterday, Project Team Coordinator, Youthrise Nigeria, Adeolu Ogunrombi, organisers of the event, said young people constitute
Kebbi Governor’s Wife Condoles With Families Of Deceased Hajj Pilgrims the state.
Three of the late pilgrims, whose names were given as Sani Haruna Zuru, an Islamic cleric, Fati Adamu Fakkai and Adamu Liman Zuru were from Argungu and Zuru local government areas.
While sympathising with families and people of the local government areas over the death of the pilgrims, Hajiya Bagudu prayed Almighty Allah to grant them the fortitude to bear the loss of their loved ones.
FOLLOWING death of four Kebbi State pilgrims in Saudi Arabia, wife of the governor, Hajiya Aisha Abubakar Bagudu, yesterday, sent condolence messages to families of the deceased.
Addressing newsmen, yesterday, shortly after arriving from Saudi at the International Airport Sokoto, she said the pilgrims’ passing is a loss to people of about 60 percent of Nigeria’s population, explaining that in 2011, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in its world drug report stated that Nigeria topped estimated illicit drug use in African countries. Ogunrombi said the report showed that Nigeria’s drug policy has been a reactive one to both internal and external pressures, instead of being a proactive tool based on evidence of what works and what doesn’t.