President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday in Abuja underscored the crucial role of traditional rulers in the country in mitigating rising incidence of drug abuse and insecurity in the country.
Also Wednesday, the Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu and a former Military Administrator of Lagos State, Brigadier General Buba Marwa (rtd) urged royal fathers to step up their advocacy in the task of ensuring secured and drug free country.
Buhari, represented by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, spoke at the 11th General Assembly FCT-Abuja 2019, of the National Council of Traditional Rulers of Nigeria (NCTRN), with the theme: “Imperatives of Community policing, menace of drug Abuse: The role of traditional rulers.”
He noted that the present administration in 2018 set up a Presidential Advisory Committee on Elimination of Drug Abuse and Trafficking headed by Rtd Brigadier Buba Marwa, in its efforts to eradicate the menace in the country.
The committee he added came…