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Fight against drug abuse should be comprehensive – Marwa

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) chairman Brigadier-General Muhammed Buba Marwa (RTD) has reiterated that the fight against the menace of drug abuse should be comprehensive.


Marwa, represented by the Director of Internal Affairs and Provost Marshal of NDLEA, Dr. Malami Sokoto, restated at the presentation of books on the menace of drug abuse written by the Kwara state Commander of the agency.

He announced plans to open more offices in the 774 local government areas to combat the menace of drug abuse at the grassroots level across the country and called for collaboration from all stakeholders to ensure that the problem of drug abuse among the youth is minimized.

The NDLEA boss stated that falling victim to drug abuse is not a death sentence, as it can be treated and cured.

The chairman of the occasion, Engineer Lanre Sagaya, noted that the menace of drug abuse has taken on a new dimension.

He expressed concern over the involvement of youth in drug abuse and appealed to parents to keep a close watch on their children to prevent them from joining bad groups.

In his remarks, the keynote speaker, Director General of the Michael Imoudu National Institute for Labour Studies, Comrade Issa Aremu, highlighted that the books would guide the youth on the importance of staying away from drug abuse.

Earlier in his welcome address, the Chairman of the occasion, Alhaji Muhammed Tunde Akanbi, stressed the need to educate students on the dangers of getting involved in drug abuse.


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