NDLEA hails partnership with A’Ibom in fight against hard drugs
Akwa Ibom State Government is a strong ally in the fight against narcotics and trafficking of hard drugs.
The state Commander of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Mrs. Obot Bassey, disclosed this in Uyo, when the management and staff of Ministry of Information and Strategy paid her a visit.
Bassey, who was elated at the show of solidarity on her birthday celebration by the Ministry, expressed deep appreciation to the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Ini Ememobong, and the Akwa Ibom State Government for the support she has enjoyed since her assumption of office in the state.
“The government has been very supportive to me since I arrived in the state. Without their support, it would not have been possible for us to operate.”
“Your boss, the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, deserves more than a thank you for all the assistance he has provided to me. in the state,” she stated.
The state NDLEA boss stressed the need for more sensitisation against narcotics and illegal drugs trafficking, especially with the approach of the 2023 elections, stating that thuggery and other violent crimes during elections were usually perpetrated by miscreants under the influence of narcotics.
She, however, said the Ministry of Information and Strategy has been of great assistance as it has granted NDLEA free slots on its Update Akwa Ibom radio programme for public enlightenment on the ills of narcotics and trafficking of hard drugs.
Earlier, the leader of the delegation and Director of Public Relations, Grace Akpan, eulogised Bassey for her good work in the state, reiterating that the Ministry identifies with her as a dependable partner in the development of the state and shares in the joy of her birthday.
She explained that it is the practice of the Ministry to identify with relevant stakeholders and partners in the development of the state on their special events.
Akpan, therefore, extended the goodwill and felicitations of Ememobong, the Permanent Secretary, Akparawa James Edet, and that of the entire management and staff of the Ministry to Bassey and prayed for more impactful years.