Nasarawa State’s First Lady, Hajiya Silifat Abdullahi Sule, has taken a stance in the fight against drug abuse by fronting the establishment of a rehabilitation center in the state.

This was announced during a meeting with officers from the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), led by the State Commandant Mr Peter Odaudu, held in her office Tuesday.

Concerned about the detrimental effects of drug abuse, especially on the younger generation, the state first lady Hajiya Silifat Abdullahi Sule emphasized the need for collaborative efforts to address drug-related issues in the society.

She highlighted the link between drug abuse and crime, underscoring the prevalence of mental disorders and other social vices that impact individuals’ well-being.

Committing to providing full support to the relevant agencies, Hajiya Silifat pledged to ensure the establishment of a well-equipped center to combat the scourge of drug abuse.

Responding, the NDLEA State Commandant, Peter Odaudu stressed the urgency of intensifying efforts to tackle the widespread issue of drug abuse in the North Central region for a brighter future for the youth.

Meantime, the Gender and Human Rights Technical Working Group, led by Executive Director Dr. Ruth Bello of the Nasarawa State Agency for the Control of AIDS (NASACA), engaged in discussions with the First Lady regarding gender-based violence and the need to establish a shelter home for survivors where Hajiya Silifat assured of her  support for the initiative.

Recognized for her significant contributions towards enhancing the lives of women and the less privileged in the state, the Civil Defence Officers Wives Association met with the state first lady and commended her efforts.

The association’s leader, Florence Udeh, highlighted their commitment to promoting peace both at home and in the nation at large.

During the meeting, Hajiya Silifat received copies of the Nasarawa State anti-stigma law and was honored with an award of excellence for her dedication and leadership in addressing critical societal issues.

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