NDLEA leads campaign against drug abuse, trafficking in Ebonyi

National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Wednesday led some stakeholders on a road walk against illicit drugs and trafficking in in Ebonyi.

The walk, which took off from Abakaliki Township Stadium and ended at the popular Women Development Centre, was part of activities marking the 2024 International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking in Abakaliki.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that this year’s Day has as its theme: “The Evidence is Clear: Invest in Prevention”.
NDLEA Commander in the state, Mr Peter Ogar, said that the theme was apt, urging the stakeholders to support the agency’s operatives and invest in prevention of drug abuse in the society.
Ogar said that the road walk was aimed at creating awareness and strategy to properly educate residents of the state on the dangers of drug intake.

He expressed the command’s commitment to clamping down on illicit drugs in the state.
“This year’s celebration is very significant and we have sensitised the people, especially those in the hinterlands. We are urging the men, women and youths to say ‘No’ to illicit drug trafficking.
“The agency seeks to increase the level of awareness concerning drug abuse and illicit trafficking.

“Many people are suffering from drug abuse challenges but do not know how to get solutions. The youth are dying daily due to drug abuse.
The commander said that the public enlightenment was to assist members of the society to live a healthy and drug-free life.

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