The Speaker of the Nigerian Parliament, Mubarak Mijiyawa commended the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr Sunday Dare for fighting the menace of drugs abuse and addiction among youths in the country.
He made commendation during an opening ceremony of a National Drug Abuse Reduction Intervention Program(NDARIP) workshop for Northern region in Kano state.
Mijiyawa added that ” The initiative of the Honourable Minister and the efforts made by the Federal Ministry Youth and Sports Development is commendable”.
He described how drugs abuse and addiction destroyed the lives of many youths.
” Looking at how drug addiction is destroying the lives of young people in country with Nigeria having a percentage of drug addicts higher than that of the entire world.
The intervention is timely as drug abuse is killing our society and growing higher everyday”.
” I must commend the efforts of NDLEA for fronting campaigns on the effects of drug abuse through d primary, secondary and tertiary strategies despite the funding challenges being faced by the agency.
I am calling on the President Muhammadu Buhari to provide more support to the agency” he added.