Those Who Push Drugs Get Chieftaincy Titles While Education Suffers – Gov Yahaya Bello

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By; RAYMOND TEDUNJAYE, Lagos
The Governor of Kogi State Yahaya Bello has implored his counterparts and the federal government to invest handsomely in the education sector as a tool to tackle insecurity in the country.
According to him, government at all levels should begin to focus on education in order to eradicate illiteracy, which is yet another cause of security challenge in the country.
The Kogi State helmsman gave the admonition in Lagos on

Thursday, in a good will message at the 30th edition of the annual lecture/award ceremony of the Crime Reporters Association of Nigeria ((CRAN), held at the Sheraton Hotel.
Meanwhile, the Kogi state government has said that to effectively tackle the  security challenges in the country, government at all levels should invest in education.
Represented by the Special Adviser on Security  Commodore. Jerry Omodara (rtd), the governor disclosed that Kogi State is  investing  30 per cent of its budget on education.
He therefore calledon other states to emulate Kogi state, as to eradicate illiteracy which is yet another cause of the huge challenges facing the nation.
While delivering a paper at the event, the guest speaker Chief Executive Officer of Strict Guard Security, Dr Bone Chinye Efoziem identified proliferation and bane as the two key words,underlying illicit drugs issues in the country.
Speaking on the theme;”Proliferation of Drugs,Bane of Insecurity”, Bone defined drug usage as all behaviour,actions and attitudes that are influenced by substances being used mostly by youths and some elders.
The security expert named some of the drugs as tramadol,marijuana,canabis,cocaine,heroin among other dangerous substances.
Bone informed participants that though 99% of the addicts may not be able to afford cocaine heroin and the likes but can afford tramadol,Marijuana which is being sold at most motor parks,night clubs,hotels,schools etc at affordable prices.
His words,”No drugs,no insecurity and in South Eastern parts of Nigeria.
The increase in drug usage has emboldened some youth in such a way that if ten people are killed today, thirty others will emerge the next day to continue with the fight.
According to him, in the 1980s and 1990s, Nigeria was a transit country but today, those who successfully push hard drugs are given Chieftaincy titles in their villages and communities, even as Nigerians has become a drug usage Nation.
“Terrorism banditry,robbery, kidnapping,murder are some of the crimes induced by illicit drugs usage.

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