Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, on Wednesday, donated four vehicles to the Enugu State Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) to aid its operations.
Presenting the vehicles to the State Commander of NDLEA, Anietie Idim Bassey, Ugwuanyi said that the state government “is determined more than ever before to ensure that we get rid of all forms of drug abuse and trafficking”.
Represented by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Prof. Simon Ortuanya,
Ugwuanyi recounted the harms drug abuse cause young people who indulge in it, as well as the risk such illicit act poses to future generations, stressing that the state government remains committed to the noble course of eliminating the cankerworm in the society.
He disclosed that it was in keeping with the realisation of the mandate that he appointed a Special Assistant (SA) on Drugs and Narcotics, for the first time in the history of the state, in the person of Chidi Egbuogu.
The governor added that the collaboration between the state government and NDLEA is yielding positive results.
“These vehicles represent the determination of this administration in this direction, and I can assure you that we are prepared to do more”, Ugwuanyi said.
Speaking after receiving the vehicles, Bassey commended Ugwuanyi for the donation. He said that the vehicles, which are unbranded, would aid their operations as “we can now go out without people really knowing where we go”.
“I want to appreciate His Excellency for providing these vehicles and other interventions. These vehicles are in good conditions and they will enable us to be very flexible in our operations. We are grateful. We pray that God Almighty will always guide him”, he said.