NDLEA seeks measures to stem drug abuse in tertiary institutions

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), has urged for increased proactive measures to address drug abuse among students in tertiary institutions across the country.

In an interview with journalists in Keffi on Thursday, Ndubuisi Agabus, the Keffi Area Commander of the NDLEA in Nasarawa State, expressed deep concern over the rising issue of drug abuse among students in the region.

Agabus highlighted the significant efforts the agency has made in combating drug abuse, addiction, and trafficking in the area.

“We have made numerous arrests, conducted awareness programs, and rehabilitated many drug addicts, yet the consumption of illicit drugs continues to rise,” he said.

He emphasized the need for more proactive and collaborative actions from all stakeholders to tackle this problem effectively, stressing the importance of working together for the sake of future generations.

Agabus pointed out the crucial role parents play in the fight against drug abuse and addiction among young people. Additionally, he mentioned that the agency is working to collaborate with the management of local tertiary institutions to organize anti-drug awareness campaigns.