Posted by News Express | 2 August 2015 | 3,135 times
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Commander in Kebbi, Alhaji Abdullahi Zungeru has decried the poor condition of the drugs rehabilitation centre in Zuru Local Government Area of the state.
Zungeru made the remark when he received the wife of the state governor, Dr. Zainab Atiku, when she visited the centre on Saturday.
The commander lamented that the centre had been abandoned for years and lacked medical personnel, staff and toilet facilities. He appealed to the state government to rehabilitate it.
He said that the lack of facilities and staff had exposed the inmates to many health hazards, adding that the situation became worse as the centre had only one guard and one nurse.
He appealed to the state government to assist the centre with medical and administrative personnel and rehabilitate the skills acquisition facilities for the training of inmates.
The wife of the governor, who donated drugs to the centre, said she would ensure that it was revived, “considering the services the centre renders to drug addicts and the society.”
Atiku, however, urged parents to monitor the movements of their wards and children and watch out the kinds of friends the children keep.
She said parents must ensure that their children were engaged into fruitful ventures as they grow into adulthood so as to keep them away from vices such as drug abuse. (NAN)
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