Drug abuse: POWA organises walk against social vices in Anambra

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As part of activities aimed at intensifying nationwide campaign against drug abuse, child molestation and cultism, the wife of the Inspector General of Police, Princess Asmau Idris today led a sensitization walk through the state capital, Awka.
The exercise organized under the auspices of Police Officers Wives Association (POWA) in collaboration with the state police command, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) and the state Ministry of Health saw the IGP’s wife, the wives of men of the Nigerian police Anambra state command move from the Police Headquarters through Zik Avenue to Eke-Awka and back to the Police headquarters.

Speaking after the exercise, the Wife of the IGP, Princess Idris said as mothers, they want to unit, speak with one voice and condemn all manner of social vices bedeveling  the society and urged members of the society the need to live right.

She said the awareness campaign which had started in Abia and Imo states, is targeted to be held in all 36 states of the Federation.  She concluded her address by commending the state police command for the support towards the exercise.

Also speaking, Mrs Chioma Ntomchukwu,  wife of the Deputy Inspector General of Police, Val Ntomchukwu described the initiative as highly commendable in view of the recent happenings in Nigeria and expressed optimism that by the end of the exercise social vice would have been reduced to its barest minimum in the country.

The State Commissioner of Police, Mr Garba Umar explained that the state Command decided to partner the initiative in response to the recent fitness challenges experienced by officers and men of the Command.

On his part, the Commissioner for Health, Dr Joe Akabuike said the Obiano administration always support initiatives aimed at ensuring that people of the state are at their best capacity.

Richard Okundia,
Reporting for Urhokpota Reporters