MPNAIJA GIST:Governor Okorocha Bans Sale Of Indian Hemp, Smoking In Imo State


The Governor Rochas Okorcha led government of Imo State has placed a ban on the smoking or sales of Indian hemp as well as other illicit hard drugs in the state.

 The governor made this known at the annual Nigerian army West Africa social activities programme held at the 34 artillery brigade obinze in Owerri, the Imo state capital.

Channels Television quoted Okorocha as saying that anyone caught disobeying the directives will be made to face the wrath of the law.

His words: ”I will like to announce to you that we have abolished the sales and smoking of Indian hemp and other illicit hard drugs in the state, this has made our youths useless and led them to crime and all other related criminal offences, I want to use this medium to appeal to all security operatives in the state especially the army to help enforce these directives so we can help our youths.”  

The governor also said to further enforce the ban by his government, the Nigerian army and other security agencies should join hands to eradicate sale or smoking of Indian hemp as well as other illicit hard drugs in the state.


“I want to use this medium to appeal to all security operatives in the state especially the army to help enforce these directives so we can help our youths,” Okorocha said. 

 The federal government had in June 2017 announced 9 regulations in the Nigeria Tobacco Control Act that it would implement with the aim to curb the use of tobacco in the country.
MPNAIJA GIST:Governor Okorocha Bans Sale Of Indian Hemp, Smoking In Imo State MPNAIJA GIST:Governor Okorocha Bans Sale Of Indian Hemp, Smoking In Imo State Reviewed by Mpnaija Naija on February 06, 2018 Rating: 5

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