Richard Ginika Izuora
The National Youth Service Corps, NYSC and the National Drug Lae Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, are working on a new collaborative measure to fright drug abuse among youths.
The Director General of NYSC, Brigadier General Muhammad Kaku Fadah while seeking a stronger collaboration has appealed for a synergy with the NDLEA to achieve the objectives.
Eddy Megwa, Director, Press and Public Relations, in a statement said the, NYSC DG,
stated this during his visit to the NDLEA Chairman, Brigadier General Muhammed Buba Marwa (rtd) in his office in Abuja.
He said there is the need to cement and appreciate the existing collaboration between the two agencies.
“The NDLEA has been assisting us in a lot of ways in camp and we enjoyed the previous relationship. We are here to thank you and solicit for more support for the forthcoming Orientation Course and others”, Fadah said.
In his response, the Chairman of National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Brigadier General Muhammed Buba Marwa (rtd) congratulated General Fadah on his appointment as the nineenth Chief Executive of NYSC.
He said efforts must be put in place to collaborate on grassroot sensitization on the dangers of drug abuse and trafficking, especially among the youths.
Marwa said every community in the country is facing the challenge of drug abuse, adding that one person out of every seven Nigerian takes drugs.
“Drugs does not discriminate from one part of the country to another nor on the basis of gender or religion.
We can’t do it alone, we need the collaboration of organisations like NYSC in facing the challenge of drug demand in the country”, Marwa said.
He decried inadequate rehabilitation facilities, adding that efforts are on-going for the creation of more rehabilitation and counselling centres at the grassroots across the country.
Marwa said Corps Members, especially the medical and para-medics will be able to train counsellors that will work at the proposed rehabilitation centers.