Sokoto gets task force to tackle menace of counterfeit, unwholesome drugs

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An inter-agency Task Force Committee has been inaugurated in Sokoto  to tackle  the menace of counterfeit drugs and other unwholesome products.

‎Speaking at the inauguration, Sokoto state Commissioner of Health, Dr Balarabe Kakale, explained that the taskforce would create awareness and sensitize the public on the dangers of drug abuse.

He said it would also tackle the circulation of substandard and counterfeit medicines.

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The commissioner charged members of the committee to discharge their assignment effectively.

He pointed out that the  state government set up  the task force out of  concern for the future of the people, especially youths in the state.

‎Also speaking  Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Alhaji Almustapha Ottoman stressed the need for all hands to be on deck towards ensuring the success of the exercise.

The committee has members   from the Ministry of Health, voluntary organizations, National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency, NAFDAC, Military, NSCDC and Police, among others.

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