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Marwa Harps on War Against Drug Abuse as NDLEA Graduates 2,500 Cadets

Marwa Harps on War Against Drug Abuse as NDLEA Graduates 2,500 Cadets

The National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), has graduated 2,500 anti-narcotic officers trained to assist in the fight against illicit drugs in Nigeria.

The officers passed out after completing the Junior Officer Basic Course 5 (JOBC-5) in Katsina on Thursday.

In his address, NDLEA Chairman, Brig.-Gen Buba Marwa (Rtd), urged them to stand firm in the discharge of their duties, adding that the agency now employs the latest techniques, technologies and intelligence to curb the menace of illicit drugs.

Marwa, represented by his Special Assistant, a former military governor of Akwa Ibom, Col. Yakubu Bako, warned the newly trained personnel to resist insidious temptations that will come their way in the discharge of their duties from drug barons and cartels.

He further warned them not to compromise, because their efforts will directly impact the safety and well-being of their families, communities, and the country in general.

In his words, “I believe that before you reported at the Academy, you must have read and heard about the good works of NDLEA officers. Today, the door is open for you to contribute your quota.

“NDLEA has a storied history of dedication and resilience in the face of adversity, we are in a new epoch in which we approach the fight against drug trafficking organisations with an indomitable spirit and determination to break their stranglehold on society.

“In the renewed war on illicit drugs, NDLEA is employing the latest techniques, technologies, and intelligence to curb the menace.”

Marwa assured them that they were coming into the agency at a time when the job had become challenging, exciting and gratifying.

He pointed out that the agency has launched an offensive action to put traffickers and barons on the defensive, while equally promoting a War Against Drug Abuse.

He reminded the cadets that at all times, the fight against drug traffickers is a noble cause rooted in the unwavering commitment to eradicate the suffering and devastation caused by the illicit drug trade.

Marwa, therefore, said corruption and bribery have no place in the agency’s mission, as such the new anti-narcotic officers must not only resist the temptation but actively expose and report any attempt to compromise them.

Speaking to newsmen after the ceremony, Gov. Dikko Radda of Katsina, assured that the state would continue to support NDLEA’s efforts in fighting the menace of illicit drug trade and consumption.

Represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Abdullahi Faskari, the governor said a major area of focus of his administration was to guarantee the security and safety of the people.

He said this would be carried out more successfully if illicit drugs were taken out of circulation.

Marwa Harps on War Against Drug Abuse as NDLEA Graduates 2,500 Cadets

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