The Katsina State Government has set up a committee against activities of miscreants and drug abuse to help rehabilitate victims back into the society.
The state government security adviser, Ahmed Ibrahim Katsina disclosed this to pressmen on Wednesday at Katsina Government House.
Ahmed said the committee is necessitated bearing in mind the negative effects of drug abuse and youth restiveness in the state.”
The committee whose sole aim he said is “to identify the main problem disturbing youths in the state, leading them to drug abuse and other deviant behaviours has traditional institutions, security agencies, religious bodies, as well as NGOs as members.
Ahmed noted that ” the State Governor has assured the committee of the full support his government and will do whatever it takes to ensure that
the menace of youth restiveness and drug abuse is reduced to the barest minimum in the state.”
The Committee Chairman against activities of miscreants and drug abuse in the state, Sarkin Fada, Alhaji Ismaila Damage, said their responsibilities include advising the government on the subject matter while identifying deviants in the society with the view of rehabilitating and empowering them to become relevant to themselves and the society in general.