The Chairman of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Mohammed Buba Marwa, on Friday described drug abuse as a national tragedy and major cause of the country’s insecurity.
Marwa, who stated this at a stakeholders’ meeting held in Lokoja, Kogi State, added that bandits, kidnappers and many other criminals are usually on drugs.
He, therefore, urged Nigerians, irrespective of creed and ethnic leanings, to join hands and tackle the menace holistically.
The NDLEA chief said: “The time for all hands to be on deck and work collectively in stemming the negative trend of drug abuse and reduce to the barest minimum its incidences in the country is now.
Marwa stressed that he was working hard to fight accessibility to drugs through seizures and destruction of cannabis sativa farms and plantations across the country.
He noted that drug demand and consumption levels in the country were alarming, adding that all stakeholders had critical roles to play in bringing down the rate, starting from the family unit.
Danish Midfielder Eriksen Discharged From Hospital After Successful Surgery Following Cardiac Arrest
Denmark midfielder, Christian Eriksen has been discharged from the hospital after an operation to fit in a heart-starting device was successful.
Eriksen suffered a cardiac arrest and collapsed on the pitch during Denmark’s opening Euro 2020 game against Finland last weekend.
The 29-year-old was taken to the hospital where he was revived and had been under treatment for the past one week.
He visited the team on Friday and will now return home with his family.
“Thank you for the massive number of greetings,” Eriksen said in a statement.
“It has been incredible to see and feel.
“The operation went well, and I am doing well under the circumstances.
“It was really great to see the guys again after the fantastic game they played last night. No need to say, that I will be cheering on them on Monday against Russia.”
Denmark, who eventually lost 1-0 to Finland and also lost 2-1 to Belgium in their second game, play their final group B match against Russia on Monday.