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The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, revealed about N2 billion worth of illicit drugs has been destroyed by the agency between 2014 and September 2021 in Akwa Ibom.
The Agency’s Secretary, Mr. Shedrach Haruna, who represented the NDLEA Chairman, retired Brig. Gen. Buba Marwa, said this when he visited the State Deputy Governor, Mr. Moses Ekpo in Uyo on Thursday.
Marwa revealed that within the stated period, a total of 2.768 tonnes of drugs which include, Cannabis sativa, cocaine, heroin, and other psychotropic substances were seized.
He also added that the Agency also participated in drug awareness and sensitisation programmes that targeted vulnerable youths.
The agency also launched its 24/7 toll-free call centre for anyone that needs help on drug-related issues, as said by the Agency’s Chairman.
Marwa spoke on how resilient NDLEA is against the use of illicit drugs as drug-free clubs were established in schools to curb the misuse of drugs.
He also lauded the Federal and State governments for their efforts to kick illicit drugs out of Nigeria.
In response, The Deputy Governor said the government would do anything in its power to support the NDLEA in attaining zero drug-related offences in the state.
He also applauded Marwa for his leadership which he feels has positively impacted the Agency’s performance.
Source: Daily Post