NDLEA Vows to Flush out Illicit Drug Sellers in Delta

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency NDLEA in the State has vowed to flush out illicit drug sellers in the Okpanam road axis of Asaba, and across the state.
The Delta State Commandant of the NDLEA, Barrister Abubakar Wada gave the assurance in Asaba while speaking as a guest on a live public affairs programme on the Voice of Delta- Orientation Panorama.
Barrister Wada said the agency had achieved remarkable progress in the War Against Drug Abuse WADA, and urged members of the public to give useful information on drug red spots across the state, assuring them that information received would be treated with utmost confidentiality, while the identity of such informants would be kept in watertight secret.
The NDLEA Commandant listed negative effects of hard drugs and drug abuse to include; abnormal heart rate and body temperature, unpredictable violence or acute aggressive behaviours, lung, kidney and heart problems, and increased risk of stroke, respiratory diseases, and death.
He appealed to youths in the State and across the country to stay safe and shun peer groups that could lure them into the use of illicit and hard drugs, pointing out that apart from the criminal prosecutions and imprisonment associated with the menace, use of illicit and hard drugs had aborted colourful destinies and counting, cause untimely death and grossly affected productivity, while victims were treated as social deviants and never do well individuals

Barrister Wada assured the people that the NDLEA in the state was ever ready and willing to assist drug addicts through proactive counselling, rehabilitation and skills acquisition, while appealing to the State Government to provide conducive office accommodation for the agency in Asaba, and donate vehicles and other equipment, towards enhancing its operation in the state.
He said the NDLEA had made significant progress in the ongoing war against drug abuse in Delta State, through joint efforts with the Department of State Services DSS, civil society groups, the Operation Delta Hawk and Vigilante groups across the state, adding that its offices in Sapele, Ogwashi-Uku, and Warri had made several arrests and confiscated large quantities of cannabis and other illicit drugs.
The NDLEA Commandant added that the agency was also partnering with the Delta State Orientation Bureau in the area of sensitization campaigns while also partnering with the office of the Governor, the Secretary to the State Government, and the office of the wife of the governor, in its efforts to carry out its tasked effectively.
He appealed to the State Government to prioritize the completion of the Kwale rehabilitation center, to accommodate a greater number of drug addicts who required rehabilitation and the skills to start life all over, suggesting that there should be one major rehabilitation center in each Senatorial District.

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