NDLEA records high rate of women drug addicts in Kebbi

The Commandant of the agency in the state, Alhaji Suleiman Jadi, said this when he received officials of the National Council of Women Societies on a visit to his office in Birnin Kebbi on Thursday.

The National Drug and Law Enforcement Agency in Kebbi says the rate of women indulgence in drug abuse is on the increase in the state.
The Commandant of the agency in the state, Alhaji Suleiman Jadi, said this when he received officials of the National Council of Women Societies on a visit to his office in Birnin Kebbi on Thursday.
Jadi said: “The trend has now taken a new turn as the number of women addicts is on the increase.’’
He, however, did not disclose the number.
He called on the group to support relevant agencies in the fight against drug abuse among the youths and women in particular.
He said: “We need all concerned Non-Governmental Organisations to collaborate with the agency to reduce the menace.’’
He said NGO’s had major roles to play in sensitising the public, especially youths at the grassroots level, to the dangers of drug addiction.
The state President of the society, Hajiya Balkisu Atuna-Danga, said the visit to the agency was to seek ways of contributing toward ensuring a drug-free society.
Atuna-Danga said: “We have been carrying out awareness campaigns on the dangers of drug abuse, especially among women and children.’’
She also solicited the support of the agency in the campaigns against drug abuse and addiction among women.