Mrs Osinbajo Urges Women To Join Fight Against Illicit Drugs


The Wife of the Vice President, Mrs Dolapo Osinbajo, has urged Nigerian women to support the fight against illicit drugs to free the society from inactive youths.
The Vice President’s wife made the call on the sidelines of the visit
of the Presidential Advisory Committee on the Elimination of Drugs Abuse to Women’s Helping Hands Initiative (TWHHI) in Lagos yesterday.
TWHHI is an initiative of the Wife of the Vice President.
Osinbajo said women have realised the great need to support the government in the fight against illict drugs.
“ If the drug addicts had access to gun, they can walk into a place
and kill innocent people.
“As long as we allow this menace to continue, it makes the society to
be unsafe for all.
“The only thing that can change the drugs’ lives some people are
living now is the truth. So we must be an ambassador of sharing the
“Families of most security officers who had lost their lives in the
course of intercepting smuggled illicit drugs were not encouraged as
much as possible.
The Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee on the Elimination of Drugs Abuse (PCEDA), Retired Brig.-Gen. Buba Marwa, called for provision of modern technologies to enable the security agencies to eliminate the illicit drugs in the society.
The Tide reports that the committee visited facilities at seaports, airports, border stations, Non-Governmental Organisations, stakeholders and Lagos Federal Medical warehouse.
According to him, there is need for government agencies and other
stakeholders to support the Federal Government in eradicating
importation of illicit drugs into the country.
Marwa said that there was need to equip the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) and provide tools for the security agencies to enable them perform their functions effectively.
The committee chairman said that they also had an interface with the
NGOs that were involved in drug abuse matter.
He said that the committee had listened to their challenges, adding that all suggestion