NDLEA makes statement on illicit drugs, tells youths what to do

SUNNY DAVID, ONITSHA

National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has urged youths to eschew all forms of indulgence in drug abuse and related activities. The agency made the call during a sensitization programme in Onitsha.

The Area Commander of the Agency at Fegge, Mrs. Amaka Ekwealor, said the event was aimed at fighting and creating awareness, for the youths and school children on the implications of drug abuse.

Mrs. Ekwealor mentioned substances such as marijuana, cocaine, tramadol, codeine as some of the drugs with harmful effects that could ruin one’s career when abused.

The area commander explained that the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency had more difficult tasks, which include educating, rehabilitating and reinstating those affected by drug abuse.

She urged those contemplating to engage in such activities to have a rethink, saying that the programme was packaged to re-direct the minds and energies of such people.

Mrs. Ekwealor called on government to assist the agency financially to enable it carry out more campaigns in combating the unwholesome practice.

Earlier, the Area Commander of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, Marine Division, Mr. Maurice Ogbonna, stressed that the consequences of drug abuse is not being suffered by persons involvedalone but also his family members, state and the nation.

Mrs. Felicia Nze, a teacher at Modebe Primary School, one of the schools that participated in the programme, thanked the organizers and called for its sustenance for enhanced enlightenment.

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