In order to achieve the objective of a drug-free society across all 27 local government areas of the state, Borno State Governor Prof. Babagana  Zulum has pledged to strengthen the current partnership between his government and the anti-narcotics agency.
When Zulum hosted Brig, the Chief Executive Officer of NDLEA, he provided the assurance. Buba Marwa, Gen. (retd. Femi Babafemi, the agency’s spokesman, said as much on Wednesday.
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Marwa visited Borno for a three-day campaign to combat drug abuse and illicit drug trafficking in order to mobilize pertinent stakeholders.
The governor was praised by the NDLEA boss for his accomplishments in office, who also stated that due to the connection between illicit drugs and the security issues the state is currently facing, everything must be done to significantly lower the demand for illegal drugs as well as to restrict access to and availability of psychoactive substances.
Everywhere Marwa had served, including Borno as the state’s former military governor and his dedication to the drug fight, Zulum praised his inspirational leadership abilities. The statement read, “He assured the NDLEA boss that his government was prepared to strengthen and expand the current collaboration in the interest of law and order as well as humanity.”
The NDLEA chairman also demanded drug tests for prospective couples as part of the requirements for the conduct of weddings during his advocacy visit to Shehu of Borno’s palace, Abubakar Elkanemi.
He claimed that this would deter many young people from engaging in substance abuse.
Source: Channels TV