The Chairman and Chief Govt Officer of the Nationwide Drug Regulation Enforcement Company (NDLEA), Brigadier Gen. Buba Marwa (Rtd) has recognized use of medication because the generic reason behind banditry and insurgency in Nigeria.
He mentioned the federal government should perceive the nexus between drug and criminality, suggesting that drug abuse should be tackled earlier than tackling banditry, insurgency and different types of criminalities within the nation.
The previous Army Administrator spoke when he paid a courtesy name on Thursday alongside different senior officers of the company, on the Senate President, Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan in Abuja.
He asserted that the place crimes thrive, the state of affairs can’t be remoted from using medicine by prison parts, lamenting that the extent of drug abuse in Nigeria is at its peak that the federal government should not relaxation on its oars.
He mentioned: “On behalf of the officers and males of the Nationwide Drug Regulation Enforcement Company, I need to thank his Excellency, the Senate President for granting us this chance at a really brief discover.
“Truly, I used to be stunned after I obtained data that our request has been granted for us to pay a courtesy name on the Senate.
“Your Excellency, we’re proud to say, you might be one of many key stakeholders that may be very eased on using medicine in Nigeria. Underneath your management, the Senate has displayed competence, help and efforts on this matter.
“In reality, the method is already on by the Committee for the evaluation of the NDLEA Act. This can be a excellent step to right a few of the lapses in an Act that was promulgated way back to 1989.
“The aim of at this time’s go to is twofold. It’s an advocacy go to and secondly, a go to that requires pressing intervention from the Senate President.
“Nigeria is in a state of siege at this time due to insurgency and banditry. In case you go to some areas and speak of kidnapping and banditry, it’s not his main concern, however once you communicate in regards to the subject of medication, each Nigerian should know any person; some household that has affliction of drug abuse.
Marwa maintained that drug challenges must be a precedence, if the federal government should win the insurgency and banditry battle.
He lamented the infinite assaults which make information headlines on a regular basis, whereas looking for the cooperation of the Nationwide Meeting within the battle towards drug abuse.
“Drug abuse at this level is definitely the primary downside we face. It’s in every single place!
“To start with, it destroys our youngsters, ladies, and youths; the household system and secondly, it’s behind criminality in every single place.
“Day by day on the information, you learn of 1 criminality or the opposite. It’s important to be loopy to commit a few of these criminalities and what fuels it’s drug use.
“Even the insurgents take medicine; the bandits take medicine earlier than they go into their actions and all through army historical past, we all know that medicine can be utilized as a device.”