By Nasiru Yusuf Ibrahim
The newly deployed Kano state commissioner of police Muhammad Wakili said he is ready to sacrifice his life in the crusade against drugs abuse.
Wakili Muhammad is known for taking firm stance against drugs abuse through widely circulated vedio clips of his interview with journalists in Hausa language.
He stated this on Tuesday when members of Kano state chapter of Nigeria Institute of Public Relations (NIPR) paid him a visit.
The commissioner who described substance abuse as the major cause criminal offences, advocated for deliberate government policies on identifying cause and solutions of the menace beyond arrest and detention.
“There is no war like
“Your visit gives me hope, as there are responsible people who are supporting my cause wholeheartedly without any condition. If in the course of my duty, you find I’m transgressing, don’t hesitate to call my attention. I assure you, I will adjust”, the commissioner said.
Mr Muhammad expressed satisfaction with the visit and gave assurance to encourage all policemen working in public relations department to register with National Institute of Public Relations.
He revealed that the police on Monday arrested one person from Adamawa state traveling to Katsina with five bags of knives.
He said investigation is ongoing to ensure the knives did not fall in wrong hand.
In his address the National council member of NIPR Sule Ya’u Sule said the visit was to register their solidarity to commissioner in his effort of fighting drugs abuse in Kano state.
He said it is part of the responsibility of NIPR to support him in rebranding Kano which is being tagged as the centre of drugs abuse and political thuggery.
“Within short period of your arrival you demonstrated the commitment in fighting drugs abuse in Kano. We hope this will change the narrative of Kano being the centre of drugs abuse.
“We hope you will head the NDLEA. We would advocate for your appointment as head of NDLEA,” Mr Sule said.
Mr Sule appealed to the commissioner to encourage all policemen working in PR department to register with NIPR as the institute will soon constitute task force t fishing out non registered public relations practitioners in public and private organizations.
In his remarks, the Kano state chairman of NIPR Aminu Hamza lamented how Kano which used to be the centre of commerce and political emancipation now turned to center of drugs.
He appealed to commissioner of police to look into how radio stations in Kano turned to platforms of airing inflammatory statements and hate speech.
The leadership of NIPR presented enrolment forms into the institute to the commissioner for policemen working in PR department.
Kano has been rated as the state with high rate of drugs abuse in Nigeria.