LAGOS – The newly appointed Chairman/CEO of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Gen. Mohammed Buba Marwa (rtd) has a strong warning to drug barons and traffickers to back out of the illicit trade or be ready for hard times.
Gen. Marwa issued the stern warning in his remarks during his first meeting with the management team of the agency on Monday when he assumed duty in Abuja.
He declared, “I would like to warn those who engage in the dastardly trade of importation, export, cultivation, processing, manufacture, trafficking, sale, and consumption of illicit substances to stop forthwith or be prepared to contend with the NDLEA.
“The NDLEA will safeguard the nation and our youths from the drug menace. That is a task that must be done”, he warned
According to him, “It is the task of NDLEA to stop all this unacceptable nonsense of drug abuse in Nigeria. Together, by the grace of God, we will resuscitate and reposition NDLEA to full active life, to be effective, respected, and feared by the concerned criminals.
“Nigeria is the only country we have; we cannot fold our arms. We can, will, and must eliminate the drug scourge”, he added.
He condemned a situation where drug use has eaten very deep into the nation’s social fabric with over 15 million Nigerians of all ages now hooked on a drug.
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