NDLEA Kano command  moves to use sports in the war against  drug menace


NDLEA Kano command  moves to use sports in the war against  drug menace

By Abdulgafar Oladimeji

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA  Kano command Thursday disclosed the plans to use sports as a tool to wage war against the menace of  drug abuse in the state.

The NDLEA Kano  commander  , Abubakar  Ahmed , at the state  command headquarters,  while flagging of the  Nip In Bud project organized by Selaboy Foundation said the command identifies sports as one of the instruments that could be used to serve  sensitization and rehabilitation purposes in the war against drug abuse.

He said “ plans are at an advanced stage to build a standard sports  arena within our facility.

Ahmed further said “ this is part of our rehabilitation project, sports  can help in creating sound minds, this is part of our programmes at the command.”

He said the command  is reaching  out to sports  stakeholders with the intent to weave an approach that will usher on board the strategic  use of sports to achieve the mission and vison set by the anti narcotic  the agency.

The director ,  Sports Without Borders Development Association, SWIBODA, Abdulgafar Oladimeji, in his goodwill message at the occasion,  urged the agency to take seriously that  sports could  help the agency  to achieve its motives in the war to enforce the prohibition of  sale and consumption of  drug substances.

Abdulgafar said the time is ripe for the command to move away from the invasion of sports facilities in the  bid to arrest suspected persons, rather calling for a coordinated approach with sports stakeholders like Kano FA, Kano Sports Commission, Kano Pillars fans club and Sports Writers Association of Nigeria, SWAN.

He said, joint collaboration between all stakeholders will yield unanticipated dividends in using sports to capture the attention of the youths towards the relevant campaign message  been sent forth regularly, adding that the collaboration could extensively assist the command Drug Demand Reduction Unit, DDRU in carrying out its duties within the state  command structure.


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