NEWSDAILYNIGERIA – Official records from Kaduna State Government suggest that acts of violence to increasing use of drugs, concluding that 10% of the people in Kaduna state were enmeshed in drug-related problems. This portrays doom especially with the increase security challenges.
Government in all her effort can not stem this societal until well meaning Nigerians and Non-Governmental bodies rise to this challenge.

This is one focal point of the Benjamin Bissan Shekari’s Foundation. For the past 12 years of it’s existence an average of 3000youths have being spoken to directly on a yearly basis which is cummulatively over 36000 youths engaged. The Foundation has rehabilitated over 1500 youth through it programs taking off the dark Vail of drug addiction leading youths to crime and early graves.

The Centre is a non-profit making organization whose standard has being painstakingly built on hard work commitment and the fear of God.

Today, the Centre is one of the leading organization in Kaduna tracking, preaching the good news of redemption from the demon of substance abuse and rehabilitating same.

Nigeria and indeed the international community celebrate the brain behind this noble agenda, Mrs Rifkatu I.K Shekari, a detribalised woman of virtue who has doggedly pursued and sacrifice for the Nigerian youth.

Rifkatu I K Shekari hails from Katsit Kafanchan Jama’a local Gov’t
Bajju by tribe was born on 11-4-1960.

Academic Background

Primary school 1967-1974
Secondary sch 1974 to1980
Midwifery. St Gerald Hospital
2980 to1983.
General Nursery Kafanchan 1990 to 1992.
Pediatric Nursing. Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital 1996/1998.
PGD in reproductive health.
School of nursing Shehu Idris School of Health Technology Maikarfi.

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Working Experience

General Hospital Funtwa Katsina State 1984 to 1987
Dr Gwana Awan Hospital 1987 to 2008
Sani Abach Children Hosp ( Nursing home) 2008 to 2010 then
General Hospital Sabo 2010 to 2012 after which she resiged to her our Centre,
Benjamin Teen Challenge Transformation Centre as the Executive Director till date.

This endear her to Nigeria Union of Journalists-NNN Chapel as an epitome of service and Award of Excellence for Humanitarian Services.


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