President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the recruitment of 5,000 personnel for the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), to boost its manpower.
This was disclosed by the agency Chairman, Col. Muhammad Abdallah (retd), on Friday at the Public Destruction of Drug Exhibits by Taraba Command of NDLEA in Jalingo.
Abdallah, who noted that the increased consumption of illicit drugs among the youths in Taraba was worrisome, said the President’s approval would go a long way in improving operations of the agency in campaigning against drug addiction in Nigeria.
According to him, effective drug prevention must involve positive engagement of children, youths and adults with their families, schools, workplace and community.
He commended Taraba State Governor, Darius Ishaku for his support to the agency in addressing drug problems in the State and including NDLEA commandant in the State’s Security Council as well as supporting the agency with operational vehicles.