The Commander of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Kaduna State, Mr Samuel Azige, has solicited the support of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in ridding the society of the menace of drug abuse.
Azige made the call during his courtesy visit to the North West Zonal Office of NAN in Kaduna on Thursday.
He said that NAN had been a major promoter of NDLEA’s war against drug abuse and trafficking, and called for more of such support.
Azige regretted the rampant use of illicit drugs in the state, and said that such situation portend danger to the survival of the society.
According to him, the command had taken various steps, including prosecution and rehabilitation of drug addicts and traffickers, to limit the circulation and consumption of illicit drugs in the state.
Azige promised to work closely with traditional and religious rulers to help sensitize youths on the dangers of drug abuse.
“Whatever we are doing , I believe we are doing it for humanity and the country.
“Our youths are getting to be drug addicts everyday and it is not just the family that could tackle the issue as even the local communities must contribute their quota,’’ he said.
Responding, NAN Zonal Manager in Kaduna, Alhaji Maharazu Ahmed, commended the NDLEA for its unrelenting campaign and efforts to rid the country of illicit drugs.
Ahmed pledged that NAN would continue to partner with the NDLEA to make Nigeria drug-free and safeguard the future of the country. (NAN)