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NDLEA Targets Over 140m Nigerians For Online Drug Sensitisation

Posted: Jul 1, 2015 at 10:10 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

The Chief Executive of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Ahmadu Giade, said that the agency has perfected strategies to provide quality anti-drug abuse preventive education to over 140 million Nigerians.

The NDLEA boss, who said this yesterday, added that the anti-narcotic agency was targeting over 140 million active telephone subscribers as well as internet users for online sensitisation.

He explained that the move was aimed at enhancing the drug demand reduction functions of the anti-narcotics body thereby striking a balance between drug law enforcement and drug demand reduction.

According to Giade, “beyond the enforcement duties of the agency which includes arrest of drug suspects, drug seizures and prosecution, NDLEA through the drug demand reduction component is committed to public enlightenment, counseling, treatment and rehabilitation programmes.”

He continued; “The NDLEA has introduced Multi-Media Drug Control Initiative to educate and provide help to victims of drug abuse.”

Giade listed the online couselling platforms to include twitter @ndlea_nigeria, Instagram @ndlea_nigeria, and e-mail ddr@ndlea.gov.ng.

The NDLEA boss urged members of the public to take advantage of the initiative, adding that it was an online information desk where people can access to ask questions and seek help on any issue relating to substance use.