The Nationwide Drug Regulation Enforcement Company, NDLEA and the Ekiti State Authorities have agreed to collaborate with different essential stakeholders on easy methods to sort out the scourge of drug abuse within the state.
This was disclosed in a communiqué issued on Thursday on the finish of a at some point city corridor assembly with the theme, ‘Stroll away from medication’, organised by the state Ministry of Justice in collaboration with the NDLEA in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti state capital.
Chairman/Chief Government of NDLEA, Brig. Common Mohamed Buba Marwa, who was the visitor speaker on the assembly, thanked the state authorities for the assist.
In response to the doc produced on the finish of the colloquium, the NDLEA and the state authorities agreed on “the event of intelligence sharing community mechanism on the grassroots stage with a view to dismantling the cultivation, manufacturing and use of illicit medication and arrest the drug barons and their cohorts.
“The adoption of a public well being method in collaboration with related authorities comparable to the general public service, authorities of tertiary establishments and political heads for Confidential Drug Use Integrity Take a look at to be carried out on the newly recruited civil servants together with administrators and everlasting secretaries, newly admitted college students and people looking for for political workplaces in any respect ranges.”
It defined that the technique would guarantee early identification of people who use medication with a view to offering assist and assist and stopping dependency.
The communiqué additional said that “drug free certificates ought to be demanded earlier than solemnization of marriage; institution of medication management prevention committee in all communities to comprise NGOs, Religion-based organisations, spiritual and opinion leaders, royal fathers, dad and mom, youths and different related stakeholders; sturdy parent-child relationship ought to be explored to assist the society restore the worth system.”
It additionally known as for the institutions/resuscitation of anti-drug golf equipment in secondary and tertiary establishments whereas looking for for a joint sensitisation and enlightenment programme on the devastating penalties of the usage of illicit medication to the folks and the state usually. It demanded that safety companies ought to stay above board in a bid to eradicate the menace of laborious medication.
They stated the measures have been agreed on following issues “concerning the exponential and worrying figures concerning the illicit drug use in Ekiti State with the attendant affect on psychological well being of its folks and socio-economic growth of the State; as effectively the devastating penalties of the usage of illicit medication on nationwide safety, schooling, psychological and financial growth of our youth inhabitants and girls.”
Governor Kayode Fayemi was represented by his deputy, Otunba Bisi Egbeyemi on the occasion attended additionally by the state deputy speaker, Hakeem Jamiu, top quality monarchs, members of the state government council, native authorities chairmen, CSOs, NGOs, girls and youth teams amongst others.