AnamB.ra State Governor, Willie Obiano, says the resolve to continue the war against drug cartels, the supply and circulation of illicit drugs in the state, must be sustained.
He stated this when he received the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, (NDLEA), Colonel Abdullah Mustapha, at the governor’s lodge, Amawbia.
The Governor said the NDLEA has been a major contributor to the success story of crime fighting in AnamB.ra and reiterated the need for continuous partnership with the agency to ensure that the lives of the youths of the state and other vulnerable persons are not ravaged by illicit drugs.
It was the first time the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the NDLEA, Colonel Abdullah Mustapha, would visit any state governor in the country.
The visit to the AnamB.ra State Governor, alongside some of his national and state officers, was to commend him for being in the vanguard of the war against drugs.
The visit was also aimed at showing appreciation for the Governor’s support to the agency in the provision of patrol vehicles, accommodation, welfare of staff as well as a piece of land for the construction of a world class rehabilitation center.
Mr Mustapha called for further concerted efforts in the war against drug abuse.
Mr Obiano, while appreciating the NDLEA boss for the visit, reassured the people that his administration would not relent in cracking down on drug cartels and their illicit business.
In securing employment opportunities, the Governor also appealed to the NDLEA boss to have AnamB.ra people in mind during recruitment.
He also appealed that names of people who have been jailed abroad should be sent to the government periodically so that messages could be sent to their families that drug peddling does not pay.