CSOs ap­plaud Shet­tima for ‘im­moral­ity free so­ci­ety’

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Ibrahim Sawab, Maiduguri

Civil So­ci­ety Or­ga­ni­za­tions (CSOs) in Borno State yes­ter­day com­mended Gover­nor Kashim Shet­tima for ful­fill­ing his prom­ise to de­mol­ish struc­tures in ar­eas where drug abuses, pros­ti­tu­tions and com­mu­ni­ties are prac­ticed in open.

Chair­man of the Net­work of the CSOs in the state, Am­bas­sador Ahmed Shehu, while brief­ing his mem­bers about the de­vel­op­ment, said though the de­mo­li­tion may not be a last­ing so­lu­tion, it’s a step in the right di­rec­tion and urged stake­hold­ers to sup­port the govern­ment.

“We are all part of the so­ci­ety and we must play a part to­wards a de­cent so­ci­ety,” he said, ex­plain­ing the vices tak­ing place at the ar­eas were be­yond ev­ery­one’s imag­i­na­tion.

“We vis­ited the joint and we found im­moral­ity at its peak. Girls as young as 12 were hir­ing rooms and so­lic­it­ing for sex, drugs are taken and traded like ground­nut, il­licit and il­le­gal deals go­ing on there. It’s a real breed­ing ground for ev­ery­thing neg­a­tive in part of the earth,” Am­bas­sador Shehu said.

The Borno State govern­ment had through its Com­mis­sioner for Jus­tice and Anthony Gen­eral, Barr. Kaka Shehu Lawan, on Tues­day is­sued a 3-day de­mo­li­tion no­tice to the il­le­gal car­tels within Maiduguri metropo­lis and en­vi­rons.

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