The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has assured that it will continue to support all efforts to curb drug abuse and illicit trafficking in the Niger Delta region.
The NDDC Acting Managing Director, Professor Nelson Brambaifa, stated this while addressing participants in the Miss Niger Delta Beauty Queens unity walk campaign against drug abuse and illicit trafficking at the Commission’s headquarters in Port Harcourt. The NDDC boss observed that drug abuse was destroying the family structure and the social fabrics of the society, noting that when this happens, it imperils the nation and hampers development.
The Special Adviser on Youths to the NDDC boss, Mr Charles Anyanwu, said that the Commission would initiate a programme to effectively address the issue of drug abuse in the Niger Delta region. Anyanwu lamented that many youths in the region were abusing drugs and getting involved in nefarious activities, stating that NDDC was ready to collaborate with other concerned stakeholders to fight the battle and win the war on drug abuse and illicit trafficking.
Source (Leadership, Thursday, May 23rd, 2019.)