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Grassroots NGO in Adamawa rehabilitates 25 drug addicts



Kapwa Wholeness Foundation, a non governmental organisation engaged in Youth Empowerment and fight against drug abuse, said it had rehabilitated 25 drug addicts within the past one year in Numan Local Government Area of Adamawa.

Mosu said the Foundation, which started a year ago, was working directly with grassroots youths, by focusing more on reaching out to those battling with addiction.

She stressed the  need to curb poverty, cultism and drug abuse in the society, saying that these social vices  were responsible for most of the problems of the society.

She commended the Adamawa Command of the National  Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) and Numan community, for their support to the Foundation.

The Managing Director, however, urged philanthropists and other NGOs to contribute their quota in complementing government efforts.

Also speaking at the occasion, the Commander of NDLEA in Adamawa, Mr Yakubu Kibo, lauded the Foundation for its contribution in the fight against drug abuse.

Kibo, who noted the role of hard drugs in violent crimes, said if drug abuse was checked, the rate of crimes would reduce drastically.

“Almost all the criminals do what they do under the influence of drugs; youth who are into drugs are always associated with crime,” Kibo said.

Highlight of the occasion included a rally around major streets of Numan town and sensitisation of the residents on the dangers of drug abuse.

Edited by Kamal Tayo Oropo