Ikpeazu lauds the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on Fight Against Drug Abuse
Wife of Abia State Governor, Dr. Nkechi Ikpeazu has lauded the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, for their unrelenting fight against drug abuse in the country and their efforts at rehabilitating victims of drugs abuse.
Dr. Ikpeazu, who made the commendation when she visited the State headquarters of the agency in Aba lamented that drug addiction is gradually eating deep into the society especially among the youths and cautioned the youths against drug intake, peddling and abuse.
The wife of the Governor who was emotionally disturbed at the sight of some promising youths, mostly graduates who where at the rehabilitation centered strongly condemned the use of drugs, while enumerating that drug addiction can cause untimely death, madness, rustication from school, while victims are prone to violence among others.
She emphasized on the need for parents, community leaders, Non Governmental Organizations, religious bodies and other relevant stakeholders to join government in the campaign against drug abuse prevalence in the state and country at large. While praying for the total rehabilitation of the clients at the NDLEA rehabilitation facility, Dr. Ikpeazu promised to look into the challenges raised by the clients in the rehabilitation center.
Earlier, the State Acting Commander of NDLEA, Mr. MacLean Ebani, appreciated the wife of the Governor for finding time to visit and show her support to the outfit in their fight against drug abuse.
In his speech on behalf of the NDLEA clients, Mr Okonkwo Chukwuemeka spoke through an emotional poem which explained how drugs looked so beautiful, attractive but gradually lured them into a very deplorable state. He expressed remorse over their involvement in drugs and promised to turn a new leaf after under going this rehabilitation.
He used the opportunity to thank the wife of the Governor for showing them love and care and appealed to the wife of the Governor to assist them to learn skills to be gainfully employed.