Drug abuse: Zamfara monarch shifts blame on parents


From Maiharaji Altine Gusau

The Emir of Kaura-Namoda in Zamfara state, Major Sanusi Muhammad (rtd) has blamed the parents on the increase in the drug abuse by the Youths in northern Nigeria.

The Emir made the comment when he represented his colleagues at the 17th Annual Seminar and the launching of a book titled, Problems of Drug Abuse by the Youths Council of the Izala sect in Gusau, the state capital yesterday.

Emir Sanusi said, some parents did not pay much attention towards the upbringing of their children, as a result of which, many of them fell into the hands of bad companies and ended up becoming drug addicts.

He therefore drew the attention of parents and guardians to understand that, they would be held responsible for all atrocities committed by their wards both in this world and hereafter.

The Emir also called on traditional, religious and political leaders to strive hard in order to rid the entire country of drug abuse in order to build a good and productive society.

In his speech, the  chairman of the group, Malam Naziru Buda said, the book was published in order to draw the attention of the Youths on the dangers of the drug abuse in order to get rid of the menace in the society.

Naziru maintained that, the aim the group was to eradicate bad behaviours in the society and  create job opportunities for the unemployed youths.

According to him, the group has so far trained 50 youths in some skills such as tailoring, vulcanization shoe-making welding, adding that, women were also on different trades.

He commended Governor Matawalle for the assistance and support he has been rendering to the group and called on wealthy individuals to emulate the Governor.

He also commended other personalities like the former Governor, Alhaji Mahmud Shinkafi, Tafidan Magami, Alhaji Shuaibu Abdussalam Magami, former Deputy Governor Ibrahim Wakkala and Former SSG, Walim Shinkafi Professor Abdullahi.

The Chief launcher, Sarkin Dawaki Maituta, Alhaji Sanusi Bala bought 15 copies of the book for himself, his family and his company at the cost of N1.5m

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