DEPUTY Governor of Kano State, Prof. Hafiz Abubakar, disclosed that drugs worth N4.1 billion had been confiscated and burnt in the state, while another seizure worth N1 billion had been made and the suspects arrested.
He said this said this at the opening of a two-day Senate Roundtable on Drug Abuse Epidemic in Nigeria, organised out by the Senate in Kano on Monday.
Professor Abubakar said: “As you know, Kano has the largest share of all the challenges, considering our population and commercial base, but we have just one rehabilitation centre.
“The government set up task force to track the drug abusers and arrests were made. Drugs worth N4.1 billion have already been destroyed, but I can tell you, this has little or no significant effect from what is on ground. So, we need federal government’s support.”