We Are Facing Logistics Challenge In Fighting Drug Abuse In Ikorodu – NDLEA

Wale Jagun

NDLEA officers on duty.

It has been established that logistics challenge being faced by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has prevented the body from effectively tackling the menace of drug abuse in Ikorodu Local Government area of Lagos State, Southwest, Nigeria.

The council, which comprises a Local Government and five Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs), has been battling with rampant cases of drug abuse which has also increased the rate of crimes.

This challenge was revealed by Mr Aguiyi Henry, the Chief Superintendent of Narcotics, NDLEA, Lagos State Command, who was one of the discussants at the maiden edition of the Ikorodu Division Security Summit, held at the Ikorodu Town Hall last Thursday.

High Chief Adewunmi Ogunsanya, Chairman, MultiChoice Nigeria and Chairman, Ikorodu Division Security Limited, chaired the occasion while Mr Lawal Pedro, SAN, and Mr Tunde Adejuyigbe, SAN, were keynote speakers.

Mr Henry said that the enforcement body has been using collaboration with major stakeholders to deal with the logistics challenge.

“A serious challenge that we have been facing in dealing with drug abuse in Ikorodu is logistics. Drugs enhance cultism”, he declared.

“Part of the ways through  which we are dealing with the situation is collaborating  with stakeholders and groups. We want people to partner with us.

“All of us should be involved in information dissemination on the consequences of drug abuse”, he pleaded.

Mr Henry also called for good parental care and upbringing for children and also mentoring for youths if challenges of cultism and drug abuse are to be dealt with effectively.

He said added that the campaign must start from homes.

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