The Adamawa State commander of the Nigerian Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Mohammed Idris, has supported the deployment of constituency project funds to develop drug rehabilitation centres.
The commander on Wednesday 8th December, 2019 in Yola, the state capital, called on lawmakers in the country to redirect their constituency development allocation in support of traversing the nation of prohibited drugs.
Drug rehabilitation centres were critical to winning the war against illicit substances in the country, He added.
The agency’s boss noted that drug abuse was on the rise in Adamawa State, hence there is need for critical stakeholders to collaborate with the agency.
He further said, “Since the constituency projects reflects community needs and there are a lot of people abusing drugs, the lawmakers should think beside this line of action.
“Lawmakers can help in that aspect, they should do some of these constituency projects on drug demand reduction.”
The Agency’s boss said the call became necessary following rising cases of criminality caused by drug addiction and the absence of functional drug rehabilitation facilities.