The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has invited a local government chairman in Niger State for allegedly encouraging young people to engage in drugs.
In a video trending online, the chairman is shown to be telling a group of young people to use the premises of the local government secretariat whenever they want to smoke Indian hemp.
Mr Haruna Kwetishe, the state’s Commander of NDLEA, on Thursday, said, “We have written to the local government council chairman inviting him over a viral video clip trending on social media.
“Purportedly made by him advising the youths to use the local government secretariat as a smoking joint for cannabis sativa, popularly known as marijuana, if they so wish.”
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Kwetishe further said that the agency would not allow anyone to diminish the efforts of the command in combating illicit drugs and abuse.
He added that, “Therefore, the command wishes to issue a stern warning to the author of the purported video/statement that he should retract it.
“We want him to join hands with the Niger State command of the agency to fight this dangerous trend of drug abuse and illicit trafficking.”