Adopt new strategies in combating drug crimes –NDLEA boss


Col. Muhammad Abdallah (rtd), Chairman/Chief Executive, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), has called on officers of the agency to embrace new strategies and innovative ideas in combating drug crimes.

He made the call on Wednesday at the opening of Commanders’ Conference held at the Regional Academy for Drug Control in Jos.

The conference, with the theme “Developing NDLEA Strategies for Effective Implementation of Government Drug Law Policy,’is expected to address burning issues confronting the agency.

Abdallah stressed the need for commanders and officers of the agency to be proactive, saying they could not afford to be static.

He described drug barons and peddlers as `dynamic creatures’ as exemplified by the way they conceal drugs.

He said that the conference would look into how the agency could be proactive in its operational and administrative approach to drug control.

“It will also focus on the re-invention of its strategies for effective implementation of the government drug law policy.

“Thinking and acting strategically is the only way we can be responsive and at the same time preventive in our responsibility in securing Nigeria from drugs and its attendant criminalities,’’ he said.

The NDLEA boss commended Plateau State Government for the support given to the agency in its fight against drug trafficking and abuse.

In his remarks, Gov. Simon Lalong, represented by his deputy, Prof. Sonni Tyoden, stressed the need for the conference to  provide solution to the challenges posed by drug trafficking.

He also harped on the need for officers of the agency to be trained and motivated in order to prevent them from being compromised by drug traffickers.