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‘At-Risk-Children’ Wives of Northern govs to train, empower drug abuse victims

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‘At-Risk-Children’ Wives of Northern govs to train, empower drug abuse victims

The wives of Northern Governors have pledged to train and empower drugs abuse clients as part of efforts to curb the menace of substance abuse.

This was part of the resolutions reached at the end of their quarterly meeting under the auspices of the Northern Governors Wives’ Forum.

In a release issued on Saturday in Birnin Kebbi by the Special Adviser (SA) Media to Kebbi State Governor, Yahaya Sarki, and made available to Freelanews, Hajiya Hadiza Isma ElRufai, the forum’s chairperson said that the meeting has agreed that all such projects were chosen to round up their tenures.

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“It was agreed that to close our tenures, we should have a specific project that will address problems in our States.

“It was also agreed that our challenges include lack of education and women empowerment, especially in the North.

“The meeting also agreed to draw work plans towards alleviating these challenges,” she said.

El-Rufai added that all projects should be completed and commissioned on or before December, 2022.

According to her, the spouses of the Northern Governors have also agreed to invite “Nigeria for Women” project to brief them.

She added it was also agreed that all states that are not on the “At-Risk-Children” project to get on it .

“This is for the benefit of our out-of-school children, in particular and the society, in general.”

In an answer to a question, the Chairperson of the Northern Governors’ Wives Forum advised parents whose children have been sexually abused not to feel stigmatized but to report such cases to relevant authorities to forestalling recurrence .

The wife of Kebbi State Governor, Dr. Zainab Shinkafi Bagudu with active support from her husband, Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu hosted the two-day meeting of the Wives of the Northern Governors in Birnin Kebbi.

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