Massive Turnout for Walk Against Drug Abuse in Kano

NEWS DIGEST – More than two thousand youths marched in Kano state to engage young artisans on the risk associated with drug abuse and the need to desist from hard drugs.

The walk was organised by the office of the Senior Special Assistant to Kano State Governor on Youth Empowerment, Alhaji Farouk Lawan Sule Garo in Collaboration with Mamuda Beverages and took off at the Kano Emirs Palace through State Road to the Kano State Government House.

“The March was organised to sensitise and create awareness about drug abuse and the menace, with the hope that young and upcoming artisans will be committed to shunning drugs and becoming advocates of promoting attitudinal changes against it in the society,” said Farouk Garo, SSA to the Governor on Youth Empowerment.

Mr Farouk said most artisans in the country had failed to reach their full potential due to the influence of drug abuse and the march was meant to “encourage young artisans to nurture their skills instead of focusing on drug abuse.”

“To preserve a future for the creative industry in an ethical standards as well as to retain our core societal values that hold us together as a country by investing in young artisans,” he added.

Sandeep Sharma, Marketing Head Mamuda Group, who marched with the group, said the walk was staged to boost the morale of young artisans in state.

“The massive turn out of youths today to the streets was very impressive,” Mr Sharma said.

Several students’ leaders were present to identify with the course. The march also saw the presence of sundry developmental partners, NGOs and CBOs. Other sponsors include Popcolaworld, Infinitepowerng and secretbitesng.

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