The Wife of the Nigerian President, Mrs Aisha Muhammadu Buhari says collective response by Governments and relevant stakeholders is necessary to address drug abuse and its related ills in the country.
A statement by the Media Director in her office Mr Zakari Nadabo, says she gave the advice in her message to mark the 2016 International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.
Mrs Buhari reiterated her determination to continue enlightening Nigerians on the effects of drug abuse and illicit trafficking, particularly amongst children, who are very vulnerable to the scourge.
She said her pet project; the ‘Future Assured Initiative’ was targeted at enhancing the well-being of women and children who were the disadvantaged group in the society.
“A society like our own, in which children, irrespective of tribe or religion are used or compelled to succumb to questionable circumstances is very disturbing,” she lamented.
The Wife of the President noted that “parents also have to brace up at all times, to properly and constantly monitor their children and wards, to avoid falling into such societal ills of regrettable dimension that completely destroy the future of our amiable children.”
Mrs Buhari commended the United Nations for re-awakening the global community about the imperative of looking the way of children and the issue of illicit trafficking in whatever guise, as such will impact positively to achieve the desired objective.