The Nationwide Drug Enforcement Company, NDLEA, invited a Niger State native authorities chairperson who would encourage younger folks to take medication.
It was found that an alleged video confirmed the chairman of the council allegedly telling a gaggle of younger folks to make use of the premises of the native authorities secretariat at any time when they needed to smoke Indian hemp.
Haruna Kwetishe, the State Commander, NDLEA, who confirmed the incident, instructed Information Company of Nigeria in Minna on Thursday, January 19, 2023 that the company prolonged an invite to the President.
“We’ve got written to the native authorities council chairman inviting him over a viral social media video clip allegedly made by him advising younger folks to make use of the native authorities secretariat as a smoking room for Hashish Sativa, popularly often known as of marijuana, if they need,” Kwetishe stated.
Mr. Kwetishe stated the company wouldn’t enable anybody to decrease the command’s efforts within the battle in opposition to illicit medication and abuse.
“Due to this fact, the command needs to problem a stern warning to the writer of the alleged video/assertion that he ought to take it down.
“We would like him to companion with the Nigerien state command of the company to fight this harmful pattern of drug abuse and illicit trafficking,” he stated.
He additional warned that illicit drug trafficking and abuse wouldn’t be tolerated within the state, whatever the standing of the individual concerned.
“Anybody who follows such a path will likely be handled in response to regulation, as they are going to be arrested and prosecuted in court docket,” he added.