Federal Government Approves Recruitment of Qualified Personnel for NDLEA

The Nigerian Government have been putting effort to see that there are available jobs in Nigeria. And now they approved the employment of 5,000 qualified personnel for the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) - Col. Muhammad Abdallah (retd), Who is the Chairman of the Agency made a speech which states that the President Muhammadu Buhari has signed the proposal for the recruitment of 5,000 personnel for the Agency to fuel its manpower.

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On the speech made by the Chairman of the Agency on Friday at the Public Destruction of Drug Exhibits by Taraba Command of NDLEA in Jalingo. Abdallah said that the gesture would go a long distance in the improvement of operations of the agency on campaign against drug addiction in Nigeria. He also added that increased intake of illicit drugs by the youth in Taraba State was soo obvious, calling on families to take up there responsibilities.

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Effective drug prevention must have involve positive engagement of children, youths and adults with their very families, schools, workplace and the community.
He commended The Governor of Taraba, Gov. Darius Ishaku for his support to the agency in addressing drug problems in Taraba, also He commended Mrs Anna Darius, Wife of the governor for fighting a great war against the abuse of drugs in the state. The Chairman gave a vote of thanks to the governor for including NDLEA commandant in the state's Security Council as well as supporting the agency by providing them with operational vehicles.

He stated that the provision of Hope A fresh Foundation, a NGO that is managed by the wife of the governor sensitization against drug abuse was a great boost to anti-drug abuse campaign, The Acting Commander of the agency in Taraba state by name Mr Peter Odaudu earlier said that the agency has assembled seven tonnes (that is 6,963.80 kilogrammes) of deadly weeds and psychotropic substances for destruction. He also added that the exhibits were seized in-between January, 2003 and December, 2018. He enlisted some of the illicit drugs assembled for destruction and they includes :- Cannabis Sativa, Diazepam, Pophynol, Cough Syrups with Codeine and also Tramadol. According to him, a court order for their destruction has been dully obtained. Mr Odaudu commended other security agencies operating within the Taraba for their cooperation in the success recorded by the NDLEA. He also commended the state government for their support to the agency towards making sure there is effective control in consumption of illicit drugs in the state.

The State Governor in his remarks, said that drug consumption had increased a lot violent crimes in the state. Gov Ishaku who was represented by his Deputy Governor, by name Alhaji Haruna Manu said that the most persons arrested for violent crimes in the state were youths. So therefore the begged the youths of the state to stay away from the use of illicit drugs, that is is too dangerous to their health and not only them but the society as a whole. He also begged the agency to work in hand with office of the First Lady to achieve more feat in its mandate of ensuring  a drug free society.

Finally Gov Ishaku concluded that construction of health centres by the First Lady's foundation for the sensitization in the three senatorial zones was a well planned platform to adopt by the NDLEA agency. He also assured them of non-stop support by the state government to eradicate drug abuse in the state.

Source: NAN

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