By Hassan Umar Shallpella, Adamawa
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA will provide inexpensive drug testing kits next year to enable parents who have doubts about their children test them at home.
The chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency NDLEA, retired General Muhammadu Buba Marwa disclosed this while receiving an award of excellence presented to him by the Adamawa Honors Society on Tuesday at The Fombina Ambassadors’ Hotel Yola, Adamawa State.
He said the testing will enable parents to seek help when discovered that their children have drug use problems, noted that drug scourge is a major challenge in Nigeria, as it is prevalent among youths, families, and communities.
The NDLEA Boss explained that drugs do not discriminate between religion, tribe, or gender, but promote criminalities, stressing that Boko Haram insurgents, the terrorists, the bandits, and the kidnappers all depend on drugs.
He charged parents to take responsibility for ensuring the proper upbringing of their children so they become responsible members of society, noting that nowadays parents are afraid of their children due to incidents of children who are on drugs killing their parents.