The Katsina State Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA organised first edition of debate competition between Senior Secondary Schools with drug free club in Katsina metropolis.
The competition designed with a theme: The Roles of Schools/Community in Substance Abuse Prevention was aimed at creating more awareness on the dangers and solutions to the menace of drug abuse among people in the state.
In his remarks, the Chief Host and State Commander of the NDLEA, Mohammed Bashir Ibrahim told the gathering that the job of the NDLEA is not only limited to arrests and seizures but also drug demand reduction through advocacy, sensitisation and counselling among others.
On his part, the special guest of honor and Senior Special Assistant to the Katsina State Governor on Drugs Narcotics, Hamza Mohammed Borodo observed that all social vices and other related crimes are directly associated with drugs.
He further advised stakeholders particularly community leaders in the state to raise inst the menace of drug abuse in the state.
Out of the six participating schools in the debate fo, ur schools think that community plays a maja role in reducing drug abuse in society and the remaining two schools think that schools play more roles in reducing drug abuse in theirs.