The Delta State Government has inaugurated the state Drugs Control Committee (SDCC), with a charge to members to ensure that illicit drug activities were totally eradicated in the State.
Inaugurating the committee, the Secretary to the State Government, Hon. Festus Ovie Agas, noted that drug abuse was a universal problem that cuts across all age brackets and stressed on the need for the state to collaborate with stakeholders in the fight against the threat and expressed hope that the committee would do its best to make Delta State drug free.
Earlier in his address, the state Commander of the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Mr. Dennis Obiefule, noted that the problem of illicit drugs cultivation/ manufacturing, trafficking and abuse, has very dire consequences for any state that fails to address these problems because of the threat they pose to the society.
While stressing the need to appeal to the conscience of the good people of the state to discourage these “merchants of death”, Mr. Obiefule expressed the need to collaborate in the campaign for a drug free Delta State so that together, we will attain a drug free society.
He thanked the state governor, Senator (Dr.) Ifeanyi Okowa for approving the establishment of the committee, whose membership includes people from the Nigerian Prisons, Police, SACA, Pharmaceutical Council, FRSC, NSCDC, Ministry of Education, and Health amongst others.