Fashola Urges Security Agencies Work With NDLEA To Curb Drug Peddling

Channels Television  
Updated October 2, 2013

Lagos state governor, Babatunde Fashola has asked   all security agencies to partner with the NATIONAL DRUG LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY (NDLEA) to curb the menace of illegal drugs in the country.

Governor Fashola said this during a courtesy visit by the Chairman of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, Mr Ahmadu Giade to Lagos state government house, Alausa Ikeja.

He stressed that a safer world must be predicated on an unrelenting campaign against hard drugs and small arms as a starting point and thanked the management of the agency for the passion with which it is fighting the drug war.

Governor Fashola stated that the state is well aware of the limitations of the agency in Lagos in terms of its ability to be resourced and that this explains the decision to donate two vehicles to the agency through the State Security Trust Fund.

The Governor added that despite being a federally controlled agency, Lagosians would be too happy to extend additional support by the measure of results that they see from the NDLEA, saying: we would be monitoring, this would be a result driven collaboration because the more you show us, the more you will see how extensive our support will be.

Speaking earlier, the Chairman of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, Alhaji Ahmadu Giade, had reiterated the commitment of the agency to fight the scourge of drugs trafficking and peddling.

He stressed that it is noteworthy that Lagos which used to be a base for the production of illicit drugs which are not meant for consumption in Nigeria but for exports has shed that toga as the perpetrators have relocated outside the state.

While expressing his support for NDLEA’s campaign to introduce stiffer penalties for drug peddlers, traffickers, manufacturers as well as all those involved in the illicit, dangerous and unhealthy trade, the governor also donated Toyota Hilux vans to the agency to enhance its operations.

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