WRITTEN BY EJIKE ABANA
The Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA,
Mrs Eucharia Azodo, has called on the federal government to be more proactive in the fight against drug abuse in the country.
Mrs Azodo, who represents Aguata Federal Constituency in the National Assembly, made the call when she visited the Anambra State Command of the NDLEA in Awka.
The Federal Lawmaker who stressed that most crimes committed in the society are drug related, regretted that budgetary allocations to the agency for successive years have remained meager compared to the amount of work they do.
She however commended the efforts of the Anambra State government in equipping the Agency, calling on other States, especially those in the North that are more ravaged by drug abuse, to emulate Governor Willie Obiano and replicate same in their various States.
Responding, the State Commander of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, Mr Sule Momodu, said that the collaboration between the Agency and the Anambra State government has brought lots of breakthrough in the fight against drug abuse, expressing optimism that it will continue.