ASR security fund donates N500 million worth vehicles to boost NDLEA operations
To further boost the operations of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, (NDLEA), in fighting the crime of drug trafficking, the Abudul Samad Rabiu Initiative, (ASR Africa), has donated 25 units of utility vehicles worth 500 million naira to the agency.
Presenting the vehicles yesterday in Abuja, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, ASR Africa, Ubon Udoh, said the vehicles donated are part of the Cooperative Social Responsibility of the initiative under its 2023 Security Sector Support Grant to security agencies in the country.
He said, “ASR Africa has a security sector support finance programme where we provide support to the security armed forces and other security agencies in the country.
“The grant is a key component of our initiative because we know and understand that we cannot achieve development without an environment that is safe and secure. This is the reason why we focus a lot of our energy on ensuring that we provide support to the security agencies.”
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, (CEO), NDLEA, Brig. Gen. Mohammed Buba-Marwa, Retd, said the vehicles will be put into efficient use in areas of operations with the most need of utility vehicles.
He notes that the support will further enable the agency to carry out its mandate of eliminating illicit drug use, abuse as well as drug trafficking in the country because
“This is the task that we cannot do alone, the entire society has to put its hands together to achieve this mandate, especially considering the millions of Nigerians that are daily being destroyed by drug use.
“Boko Haram insurgents, bandits and terrorists, all rely on drug use because that is what propels them. This will be a major boost to our operations in all spheres, as the vehicles are going to be dispersed throughout the country and it will go to where it is needed most, we are not going to keep them in Abuja.”
Buba-Marwa expressed appreciation to ASR Africa and Alhaji Abdul Samad Rabiu. ” As he continues with this service to humanity, the utilisation of these vehicles is going to save millions of lives,” he concludes.
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