Governor Douye Diri of Bayelsa State has accused the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) and other critical stakeholders of not doing enough in the fight to combat illicit use and trafficking of drugs in Nigeria.
He said the poor performance of stakeholders has made it difficult for the country to achieve desired progress in the fight against drug abuse.
Governor Diri stated this at the grand finale of this year’s commemoration of the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit drugs trafficking in the state on Monday.
The event held at the Chief DSP Alamieyeseigha Memorial Banquet Hall, Government House, in Yenagoa.
Governor Douye Diri who was represented by his Deputy Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo said until the chain of network supplies were broken, the consumption of drugs and its negative impacts will continue to persist.
The State Police Commissioner, Ben Okolo, and others shared insights on the effects of drugs on health and humanitarian crises in the country.
They traced many of the crimes in the country to illicit use and trafficking of drugs in the country.
Editor, Omor Bazuaye