The Chairman, Nationwide Drug Legislation Enforcement Company (NDLEA), Col. Muhammad Abdallah (retd), has stated President Muhammadu Buhari has authorised recruitment of 5,000 personnel for the company to spice up its manpower.
Abdallah made the disclosure on Friday on the Public Destruction of Drug Displays by Taraba Command of NDLEA in Jalingo, NAN experiences.
He stated that the gesture would go a great distance in bettering operations of the company on marketing campaign in opposition to drug habit in Nigeria.
He stated elevated consumption of illicit medication among the many youths in Taraba was worrisome, interesting to households to brace as much as their duties.
In response to Abdallah, efficient drug prevention should contain optimistic engagement of kids, youths and adults with their households, faculties, office and group.
He counseled Gov. Darius Ishaku of Taraba for his help to the company in addressing drug issues within the state.
He additionally counseled Mrs. Anna Darius, spouse of the governor, for giving nice impetus to the warfare in opposition to drug abuse within the state.
The chairman thanked the governor for together with NDLEA commandant within the state’s Safety Council in addition to supporting the company with operational automobiles.
He famous that the availability of Hope Afresh Basis, a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), managed by the spouse of the governor for sensitisation in opposition to drug abuse was a terrific increase to anti-drug abuse marketing campaign.
Earlier, Performing Commander of NDLEA within the state, Mr Peter Odaudu, had stated that the company had assembled seven tonnes (6,963.80 kilogrammes) of lethal weeds and psychotropic substances for destruction.
Odaudu stated that the reveals have been seized between January, 2003 and December, 2018.
He listed a number of the illicit medication assembled for destruction as Hashish Sativa, Diazepam, Rophynol, Cough syrups with codeine and Tramadol.
In response to him, a courtroom order for his or her destruction has been duly obtained.
Odaudu counseled different safety businesses within the state for his or her cooperation within the success recorded by the NDLEA.
He counseled the state authorities for supporting the company in direction of making certain efficient management in consumption of illicit medication within the state.
In his remarks, the state governor, Mr. Darius Ishaku, stated that drug consumption had elevated violent crimes within the state.
Ishaku, who was represented by the Deputy Governor, Alhaji Haruna Manu, stated that almost all individuals arrested for violent crimes within the state have been youths.
He, subsequently, urged the youths to keep away from using illicit medication, saying that it was harmful to their well being and the society.
He additionally urged the company to collaborate with workplace of the First Woman to attain extra feat in its mandate of making certain a drug-free society.
Ishaku stated that the development of well being centres by the primary girl’s basis for sensitisation within the three senatorial zones was a greater platform to undertake by the company.
He assured the company of continued help by the state authorities to eradicate drug abuse