Nigeria’s State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps has spoken out against the alarming rise in youth drug and alcohol misuse.
When welcoming the Commander of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency’s Rivers State Command at the NSCDC’s State Headquarters in Port Harcourt, State Commandant Basil Igwebueze made the comment.
Igwebueze claims that drug and alcohol usage contributes to the commission of the vast majority of serious offenses.
The Commandant of the NSCDC has stated that the best way to reduce crime and the number of offenders in the country is for everyone to speak out against it from a young age.
“When they say the youth are the leaders of tomorrow, I sit down and begin the picture of the tomorrow that drug addicts will champion,” the NDLEA’s state commandant stated.
If the leaders of the future don’t make it today, there won’t be a tomorrow.
We need to work together and take a unified stance against crime if we are to ensure the safety of the future.
Campaigns are ongoing in several areas across the state, according to Ahmed Mamuda, the Rivers NDLEA Commander of Narcotics, who led a team of Senior Management Officers on the courtesy visit.
Mamuda added that the NDLEA’s reorientation and awareness programs in communities, churches, mosques, and schools have been successful in reducing drug sales and use, and that these efforts have informed the need for the NDLEA, the NSCDC, and other security agencies to work together and forge closer ties to combat the nationwide rise in drug abuse.