NOA Takes Campaign Against Illicit Drugs To Akwaihedi Community, Nnewi South Council Area

NOA Takes Campaign Against Illicit Drugs To Akwaihedi Community, Nnewi South Council Area

The Director of the National Orientation Agency, NOA, in Anambra State, Mr. Charles Nwoji, has called on Traditional Rulers, Presidents-General and other key stakeholders in the state to join hands with the government in the fight against the production, distribution and consumption of Crystal Methamphetamine and other harmful drugs in the state.

He made the call at a one-day Sensitization and Re-orientation Programme, organized by the agency in collaboration with Akwaihedi  Town Union.

Mr. Nwoji, a lawyer, who described the new trend of drug consumption and addiction as a source of worry, maintained that things are going wrong in Nigeria because of the new trend of consumption of crystal methamphetamine, otherwise known as ‘Mkpulummili’ in the society.

He noted that government at all levels are doing everything possible towards waging war against the production and consumption of Crystal Methamphetamine and advised community leaders to establish what he called drug control units in their various communities as a synergy between the security agencies and various communities in the fight against all forms of illicit drugs through effective information sharing mechanism.

In a remark, the traditional ruler of Akwaihedi, Igwe John Onebunne, wondered why the consumption of Crystal Methamphetamine by the youths should spread like a wild fire especially in the Southeast and called for measures to check the ugly trend.

The event was attended by security agencies, school children, health officials and the representatives of Ohaneze-Ndigbo, among others.

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