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United Nations pledged to support  the efforts of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, in the task of curbing the menace of substance abuse and illicit drug trafficking in Nigeria.

Deputy Secretary-General of the UN, Mrs. Amina Mohammed gave the assurance when she paid a courtesy visit to the Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of NDLEA, Brig Gen Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd) at the Agency’s headquarters in Abuja.

A statement by NDLEA’s Director, Media and Advocacy, Femi Babafemi and made available to DISCLOSURE NEWS on Monday  disclosed that Mrs Mohammed who was accompanied on the visit by the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Nigeria, Mr. Mohamed Malick Fall, expressed the willingness of the global body to enhance the impact of the significant efforts of the anti-narcotic agency.

“On behalf of the UN Resident Coordinator in Nigeria, we want to reconfirm our support from the United Nations to the work of this agency. It is extremely important, this is coming at a time where the challenges are more complex. The Chairman has spoken about the needs, and we are very pleased to hear that everyone is doing a very good job and we hope that we can increase the impact.

“From our conversation with the Chairman, the issue is clear, it involves many other sectors. We talked about the root causes, and the escape is often drugs. That is why it is important for us to work with the rest of government to ensure that all people have a right to their dignity. I see this agency as a symbol that wants to do the job, to succeed. This is a challenge we will be here to support,” the deputy UN scribe said.

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