Popular musician, Innocent Idibia, also known as 2Baba, has called on the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, to step-up its fight against drug abuse in the build-up to the 2023 general elections.
2Baba made the call when he led members of the 2Baba Foundation and a team from the National Democratic Institute, NDI, on a courtesy visit to the Chairman, NDLEA, Rtd Brig. Gen. Buba Marwa, on Thursday, in Abuja.
2Baba, who doubles as the president of the foundation, said the meeting was part of his foundation’s efforts at promoting peace in the 2023 general elections with its campaign mantras as: “Vote Not Fight; Election No be War” campaign.
He said: “The primary target of the campaign is the youths and the political class who are majorly the sponsor of this violence.
“We noticed that over the years, when we hear so many reports of violence, one of the major triggers of this violence is drugs. That is one of the reasons why we have come to solicit your support by giving directives to all your commands across the 36 states and FCT to step up.
“Though, we must commend the agency for the work they have been doing so far in apprehending and deterring people from marketing and using drugs. I give you kudos for that. But, we advise you to step it up, especially as the election is around the corner. We are also willing and ready to work with you to spread the campaign.”
For his part, Marwa, represented by the Secretary of the agency, NDLEA, Mr Shadrach Haruna, said the agency was working effectively to take away drugs from the streets, and reduce their supply and consumption in the country.
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