Group urges federal government to tackle drug abuse by women in north

Group urges federal government to tackle drug abuse by women in north

- The federal government has been urged to tackle the menace of drug abuse in the north

- The call was made by a group, Northern Women Assembly, which says that more women in Kano and Katsina now use hard drugs

- According to the group, this is caused by frustration and peer influence

A group identified as the Northern Women Assembly (NWA) has raised alarm over the increasing use of hard drugs, especially by women in Kano and Katsina states.

Punch reports that the group called on the federal government to, as a matter of urgency, attend to the abnormality. gathers that at a briefing in Abuja, NWA said its findings showed that more women in the two states now use hard drugs due to “frustration, peer influence and lack of education.”

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According to the president of the group, Aisha Hussain, hard drugs abuse among the northern women would be tackled when the government and private organisations intensify on sensitisation and enlightenment of the people.

She said: “The challenge facing women in the north is drug abuse. We have discovered that most women in the north presently use drugs even more than the men. This is prevalent in Kano and Katsina states."

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Meanwhile, previously reported that Northern Governors’ Wives Forum (NGWF) on Tuesday, May 8, stressed the need for collaboration by stakeholders to tackle increasing cases of drug abuse by youths in the country.

Hajiya Hadiza Abubakar, the chairperson of the forum and wife of Bauchi state governor, made the call at the forum’s quarterly meeting in Sokoto.

Abubakar, who described the menace of drug abuse among youths in the north as worrisome, said the lives of future generation in the north was in serious jeopardy if left unchecked.

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