Drug Abuse: Oyo Pledges Support to NDLEA
In an effort to reduce drug abuse and trafficking, Oyo State government has pledged to support the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, to curb the menace of illicit drug use and peddling.
The Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Dr. Wasiu Olatunbosun gave the pledge when a delegation from NDLEA paid him a courtesy visit in his office.
Dr. Olatunbosun noted that the agency had done well at enlightening citizens on dangers inherent in indiscriminate use of drugs which often led to high rate of mental disorder and broken homes.
The commissioner added that the state government would give necessary backings to anti-drug abuse campaigns of the federal agency through the use of the available media platforms in the state.
The leader of the team, Mrs. Josephine Obi solicited the support of the ministry in the area of publicity of its activities and programmes to reduce the scourge and menace of drug trafficking and abuse.
Mrs. Obi commended the state government for its resolve to reduce poverty and youths’ unrest by paying special attention to agriculture and other welfare programmes, especially in education, which has kept many youths out of the streets and reduce illicit drug peddlers.