Anambra: Civil Defence Collaborates With NDLEA To Fight Against Illicit Drugs
By Chinwe Onuigbo, Awka
The State Commandant of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, Anambra State Command, Isidore Chikere, says the Corps has resolved to improve collaboration with the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, to fight against Illicit Drugs and achieve its objectives.
Chikere stated this at State Command Headquarters, Awka, when Mr. Onyisi Daniel Ogbonna, the newly deployed State Commander of the NDLEA led the management team on an official visit to the command.
According to the statement released by the commands Public Relations Officer, DSCO kadigbo Edwin, Mr. Chikere said he was aware of the existing relationship between the Corps and the NDLEA
He stressed that the visit would help to consolidate the relationship.
“We are brothers based on our area of work and I know there is an existing relationship between us. With your presence here , we shall continue to work together. Most of the security problems we are having at the moment are as a result of illicit drug consumption. Presently, the level of drug abuse among our youth is so alarming that if not checked, would affect the Nation negatively,” he said.
He commended the NDLEA Commander for the visit which has created an avenue for both agencies to solidify on strategies heralding the new dawn of security of lives and property across the State.
Chikere promised the NDLEA Commander of his disposition to avail the agency operational and Intelligence support to stem the tide of illegal use of drugs.
Enumerating the dangers associated with drug abuse, he affirmatively pledged to work with the NDLEA towards reducing drug abuse in the State.
The State Commander of NDLEA, Mr. Onyisi Ogbonna said he embarked on the visit to familiarise and solicit for robust support and collaboration from the Corps.
He further expressed his willingness to improve NDLEA’s partnership with the NSCDC towards reducing incident of drug abuse in the State.
Ogbonna called for greater commitment between both agencies.
According to him, fighting drug abuse should naturally be every law abiding citizen’s concern since the adverse effects affects all.