Collective Efforts Needed to Curb Menace of Hard Drugs – NDLEA

Collective Efforts Needed to Curb Menace of Hard Drugs – NDLEA
  • PublishedFebruary 18, 2022


Kazeem Badmus

THE National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), State of Osun Command, has called for collective efforts in curbing the growing influence of hard drugs in the society.

State Commandant of the NDLEA, Yomade Ogunbiyi, made the call recently when playing host to members of the Centre for Maintenance Culture Campaign (CEMAC), a civil society group advocating for usage and safekeeping of public properties.

According to Ogunbiyi, the command is leaving no stone unturned in its efforts to make sure the society is safe from those dealing in drugs and cannabis, adding that members of the public must also do their parts in helping the agency.

The commandant, who was represented by the command’s Principal Staff Officer, Operations, Mr Nureni Olaniyi, admonished the group for seeing government properties has theirs, calling on parents to always watch the steps of their wards.

Olaniyi said: “I want to welcome you to this command and I want to say thank you for standing up against the vandalisation of government properties by the hoodlums.

“Research has shown us that most of the government properties being destroyed are done by hoodlums under the influence of hard drugs and cannabis.

“The command is leaving no stone unturned in its efforts to ensure a safer environment and I want to promise you that we are going to do more in ensuring that those involved in this illicit act are brought to book.

“However, this is a collective responsibility. We cannot do it alone and we want residents of the state to see us as their friends and provide us with information about this bad people”.

In his words, the Coordinator of the group, Comr. Adewale Agunloye said those taking drugs are the ones vandalising government properties, adding that the group has been educating the populace on the need to safekeep public properties in the communities.

He added that the group visits to the command was to form a synergy and help in whatever way they can render an assistance.

“The society has become porous and inimical to development and progress in our dear state and the whole Nigeria; and this has impacted our mind negatively. 

“This group was registered and its chief purpose is to educate the general populace on the usage and safekeeping of public properties in our various communities. This can be achieved by having a different and well-tailored mindset towards our country”.

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