The existing partnership between the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) is to be strengthened and more operational synergies between the two agencies are to be established, especially in the fight against drug abuse and trafficking.

This commitment was reached and communicated to newsmen at the end of a courtesy visit by the Commandant General of the NSCDC, Dr. Ahmed Abubakar Audi to the Chairman/Chief Executive of NDLEA, Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd) in Abuja on Thursday.

The NSCDC boss said he was in awe of how Gen. Marwa has successfully transformed NDLEA within a short time. He said he has been an admirer of Gen Marwa's managerial qualities since his days as a student. He said he came to seek for synergy and collaboration between the two agencies.

The NDLEA boss commended his guest for bringing to bear his experience and intellectual capacity on the work of the Corps. He said whatever has been achieved in the past year in NDLEA was due largely to the grace of God as well as the commitment of officers and men of the Agency.

"We will like to bring the problem of drug abuse under control as quickly as possible because of its effects on public health and national security. As such, well like to call for renewed partnership with the Civil Defence so that together we can bring criminalities under control in communities and the country at large. With your visible physical presence in the grassroots, well work with you in our drug demand and drug supply control efforts", Gen Marwa said.

In a related development, a group, the leadership of Global Peace Advocacy and Empowerment Initiative led by Ambassador Sadiq Badamasi Ibrahim also visited Gen. Marwa on the same day. They sought partnership and support with NDLEA on their proposed mission to take anti-drug advocacy campaigns across the Country. 

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