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Youths in thousands walk against drug abuse in Kano


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More than two thousand youths have converged on Kano state to demonstrate against drug abuse in the state.

The youths engaged young artisans on the risk associated with with drug abuse and the need to reduce it to the barest minimum.

The walk which was organized by the office of the Senior Special Assistant to Kano State Governor on Youth Empowerment, Alhaji Farouk Lawan Sule Garo in Collaboration with Mamuda Beverages took off at the Kano Emirs Palace through State Road to the Kano State Government House with the youths carrying placards singing songs calling for an end to the use of hard drugs.

Farouk Garo said: “The March was organised to sensitise and create awareness about drug abuse and the menace, with the hope that young and upcoming artisans will be committed to shunning drugs and becoming advocates of promoting attitudinal changes against it in the society.”

Mr Farouk added that most artisans in the country had failed to reach their full potential due to the influence of drug abuse and the march was meant to “encourage young artisans to nurture their skills instead of focusing on drug abuse.”

“To preserve a future for the creative industry in an ethical standards as well as to retain our core societal values that hold us together as a country by investing in young artisans,” he added.

Sandeep Sharma, Head of Marketing, Mamuda Group, who matched with the group, said the walk was staged to boost the morale of young artisans in state.

“The massive turn out of youths today to the streets was very impressive,” Mr Sharma said.

Several students’ leaders were present to identify with the course. The march also saw the presence of sundry developmental partners, NGOs and CBOs. Other sponsors include Popcolaworld, Infinitepowerng and secretbitesng.


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