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We have 30 treatment centres for drug addicts — NDLEA boss Marwa

We have 30 treatment centres for drug addicts — NDLEA boss Marwa

Brig Gen Mohamed Buba Marwa

Published By: Paul Dada

By Paul Dada

Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Brig Gen Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd), says the agency has 30 treatment and counselling centres for drug addicts.

He also said the NDLEA  has established a call centre with toll free helpline to provide psycho-social support for those who need help.

Marwa said this at the he pre-Ramadan lecture organized by the Alhaji Mohammed Lawal Memorial Jummat Mosque, Asokoro Abuja on Sunday.

The NDLEA boss also urged parents to pay more attention to the upbringing of their children as well as providing them quality care that will prevent them from going into drug abuse. He called for early intervention for those already experimenting or struggling with substance abuse to avoid their situation getting worse.

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“As part of our efforts aimed at prevention, we launched a social advocacy campaign called war against drug abuse, WADA, to mobilise every citizen to take ownership of the fight as well as raise awareness about the dangers of illicit drugs and that has gained huge momentum across the country in barely three years after its launch. Besides treatment and counselling centres in 30 of our Commands nationwide, we have also established call centre with toll free helpline to provide psycho-social support for those who need help”, he said.

He urged Nigerians especially Muslim faithful to use the period of the holy month of Ramadan to pray for God’s guidance for President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, state governors, ministers and other political leaders in the country.

He said:  “What I’m saying is an injunction from the holy book that we should pray for our leaders. This holy month of Ramadan therefore provides us with an ample opportunity to prayer for all our leaders starting from President Tinubu, the governors, ministers and other leaders for God’s guidance in the onerous task of leading our nation at this critical time.”

 

 

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