Tinubu Issues Stark Warning on Drug Enterprises’ Threat to Africa
In a dire warning, President Bola Tinubu has sounded the alarm about the perilous future that awaits Africa if it does not confront and dismantle drug enterprises within its borders.
The President delivered this caution during the opening of the 31st meeting of the Heads of National Drug Law Enforcement Agencies, Africa (HONLAF) held at the Abuja Continental Hotel on September 26.
Africa Faces Chains of Drug Enterprises if Not Defeated, Says Tinubu
President Tinubu, who was represented by Vice President Kashim Shettima, emphasized the urgent need for African nations to renew their commitment to combating substance abuse and the illicit drug trade within their respective territories.
He underscored the severe consequences of failing to address this critical issue, warning that Africa would remain in chains if it did not confront the menace of drug enterprises.
Vice President Shettima Delivers Tinubu’s Urgent Message on Drug Threat to Africa
During his address, Vice President Shettima conveyed President Tinubu’s message, urging the heads of national drug law enforcement agencies across Africa to take proactive measures against substance abuse and drug trafficking.
He acknowledged the tremendous sacrifices made by these agencies in safeguarding communities from the devastating effects of drugs.
Africa’s Future at Risk: Tinubu Calls for United Front Against Drug Trade
President Tinubu emphasized that the drug threat transcends borders and has the potential to erode societies and dreams.
He stressed the importance of the moral commitment of those assembled to combat this menace, recognizing their role as gatekeepers of healthy nations.
He extended his gratitude to these individuals for their unwavering efforts in preserving the integrity of society.
Vice President Shettima Highlights the Imperative of Drug-Free Communities
Vice President Shettima appealed to attendees to view the conference as an opportunity for the exchange of innovative ideas and the development of practical strategies.
He stressed the importance of consolidating contacts, fostering operational partnerships, and enhancing cooperation to stay ahead of drug transnational organizations.
President Tinubu’s Assurance and Call to Action
President Tinubu assured attendees that his administration would continue to support the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in its mission.
He acknowledged the connection between success in the fight against substance abuse and drug trafficking and the achievement of various socioeconomic and security goals.
In conclusion, President Tinubu commended the attendees for their dedication to safeguarding society and urged them to remain steadfast in their mission to combat the drug threat facing Africa.