Emir of Fika and Chairman Yobe State Council of Traditional Rulers, Dr Muhammad Ibn Abali Muhammad Idrissa, has commended Brigadier-General Mohammed Buba Marwa (retired), the Chairman/Chief Executive of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) for reforming the agency.
The Emir stated this when he received Yahaya O. Aliyu, the newly posted NDLEA Commander to Yobe State at his palace in Potiskum town today.
The traditional ruler also commended the NDLEA Yobe State Command for their efforts in fighting drug trafficking in the state and expressed hope that the agency under Marwa will withness improved successes in view of the recent approach to the fight against drug trafficking.
He advised people against the intake of illicit drugs as according to him it has a negative influence on the addicts. “Most of the crimes were being committed under the influence of drugs, imagine a human being slaughtering a human being”.
The Royal Father assured support to the agency to enable it to perform its duties effectively in the state “my doors are open always for you, we will support you always to enable you to succeed. We’re disturbed with the effects of drugs on our agile youths where it ends up ruining their future”.
On his part, the newly posted Yobe State commander, NDLEA, Yahaya O. Aliyu, assured to partner with the traditional ruler in the fight against drug trafficking pointing out that the personality and working experience of the Emir will be useful to the agency in discharging its responsibilities in the state.
Aliyu added that they are determined to contribute towards eradicating illicit drugs in the state and pointed out that illicit drugs reduce the life span of the addicts.