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Sokoto PDP governorship candidate pledges to curb drug abuse

Mallam Saidu Umar, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate for governor in Sokoto, has promised to continue the war against drug abuse begun by Governor Aminu Tambuwal.

Mallam Saidu Umar, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate for governor in Sokoto, has promised to continue the war against drug abuse begun by Governor Aminu Tambuwal.

At the opening of the Centre For Sensitization Against Drug Abuse (CESADA Sokoto), founded by Alh Abdulrazak Shehu, Permanent Commissioner, Sokoto Civil Service Commission, Umar, who also goes by the traditional title of Mallam Ubandoman Sokoto, made the announcement.

He said the pandemic is a worldwide phenomenon that undermines our society. He claimed that the threat had put people’s morals in jeopardy.

He reiterated that everyone in the State must pitch in to eradicate the menace. He promised that the government would work with the NDLEA and other relevant security agencies, as well as with traditional and religious leaders and community leaders, to combat the threat.

He praised the current administration for being a “pioneer” in Nigeria by being the first to ban codeine syrup due to its efforts in combating drug misuse. To effectively crack down on drug traffickers, he claimed he would need the support of the people of Sokoto State if he were elected governor.

Because “whatever is abused will become a problem,” he promised to take the fight right to the doorsteps of the people who are sheltering the drug addicts.

Umar urged everyone in Sokoto to register to vote and use their PVCs to support the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and all of its candidates on election day.

He praised the organization’s founder for starting such a worthwhile project, saying that the centre will be a trustworthy ally in his administration’s fight against drug abuse. He encouraged his fellow society members to follow suit.

Awards were given to the candidate for governor and other noteworthy figures during the event.

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