The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on Monday said drug abuse has reduced in Ekiti State because of cooperation by all stakeholders in tackling the menace. The state NDLEA Commander, Suleiman Jadi, disclosed this in Ado Ekiti during the grand finale of the state chapter of the National Essay Competition on Drug Abuse sponsored by an officer of the United States Army and Ekiti indigene, Capt. Sunday Adebomi.
Jadi said NDLEA is winning the war against drug abuse and called for more logistical support for the agency, especially in the provision of more operational vehicles to combat the menace. Describing drug abuse as a “global menace,” Jadi charged key institutions, interest groups and other stakeholders to join hands with the agency to prevent the younger generation from being destroyed by the scourge.
Jadi said: “In 2013 out of 600 suspects arrested by our agency for drug related offences, 76 of these cases were students.