Anna Darius Ishaku. PHOTO: taraba insight
Wife of Taraba state governor, Barrister Anna Darius Ishaku, yesterday pleaded with the relevant authorities to endeavour to give more opportunity to women by considering them in the areas of appointment. Believing that women would perform better than men if given the opportunity, “women should be placed in positions of authority.”
Ishaku who made this known yesterday in Jalingo while marking the International Women’s Day, also used the opportunity to kick at persons indulging in the use of illicit drugs. Sad that consumption of illicit drugs have become a menace in the state, the need for women irrespective of religion to rise up and checkmate the activities of their children and wards, she said can no longer be over emphasized.
The deputy governor, Alhaji Haruna Manu, implored her and the leadership of her foundation (Hope Afresh) to collaborate with the state government to sponsor a bill that would criminalize drug offenses in the state.
On his own part, the Assistant State Commander, Operation and Intelligence of the NDLEA, Peter Onche Odaudu, said for the fight against drugs to succeed the “NDLEA must be well funded and equipped.”