Ogun State Deputy Governor, Engr Noimot Salako-Oyedele, has been decorated as the War Against Drug Abuse (WADA) Ambassador by the State Commander of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) for her supportive role in the continued fight against Drug trafficking and Abuse in Nigeria.
Making the decoration during a Courtesy to her in her Oke-mosan office, the State Commander, Commander of Narcotics Barr. Mrs Archie-Abia Ibinabo said the act was an initiative of the NDLEA targeted at improving health and Security of everyone living in Nigeria.
She noted that the choice of the Deputy Governor was informed by her amazing personality, sterling qualities as well as being an astute administrator, accomplished model and a proud Daughter of Ogun State.
Commander Ibinabo appealed to the Deputy Governor to use her honoured and highly esteemed office to not only own WADA, but to be in the fore front in the State to campaign against the evils of Drug Abuse and Drug Trafficking.
Responding, Engr Noimot Salako-Oyedele, appreciated the officers and Men of the NDLEA for the honour done her promising to work together with them to stem the demand for illicit drugs, noting that if demand falls, supply chain will definitely be broken.
Salako Oyedele who said the increase in the prevalent use of illicit drugs was highly depressing noted that there was need to educate parents to identify and lookout for changes in their wards which might indicate an incidence of Drug abuse.
While advising against Stigmatizing such addicts which she said might discourage them from getting the necessary help for their addictions she informed that as the next general draws near the NDLEA needs to put mechanisms in place to further checkmate Drug use as agents of excitement for the youth citing the Prince Dapo Abiodun youth Empowerment drive as an example.
In related development, the Muslim Umar of South-west Nigeria led by its President Alhaji Razak Oladejo have paid a Courtesy call on the office of the Deputy Governor, Engr Noimot Salako-Oyedele.
In his comments Alhaji Oladejo said the body which was incorporated 14years ago is the Umbrella body for Muslims in the South-West saddled with the duty promoting Unity amongst Muslims as well as cater kith and kids in the Muslim brotherhood.