As part of efforts to ensure the Nigerian Army Officers’ Wives Association (NAOWA) continue to assist the needy and vulnerable groups, the President of NAOWA, Mrs. Salamatu F Yahaya on 17 September 2022 led members of NAOWA to the Headquarters of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on a courtesy visit to the Chairman/Chief Executive of the NDLEA Brig Gen Mohammed Buba Marwa (Rtd) OFR

Mrs. Yahaya in her remarks outlined the objectives and activities of NAOWA and lauded the giant strives of the Chairman NDLEA in tackling the scourge of drugs, substance abuse, and trafficking in the country. Mrs. Yahaya further stated that the visit was to seek collaboration with NDLEA in the areas of counseling measures, early detection, and other effective means of drug and substance abuse eradication.

Responding, the Chairman/ Chief Executive NDLEA appreciated the NAOWA President for the visit and assured of NDLEA’s collaboration in the eradication of drugs and substance abuse through training and advocacy programs. He stated that drug abuse does not discriminate and emphasized the need for drug integrity tests to be done before marriages and other social contracts like employment.

Brig Gen Buba (rtd) said, NDLEA has 24 hours toll-free counseling centers via 080010203040 and enjoined the public to make use of the centers. He also urged the Nigerian public to request the results of drug integrity tests before marriages and other social contracts such as employment, recruitment, etc. He applauded the dynamic leadership of Mrs. Salamatu F Yahaya and NAOWA activities in general.

Highlights of the visit include the decoration of NDLEA insignia on the NAOWA President and recognition as an Ambassador of War Against Drug Abuse (WADA), presentation of souvenirs, and group photographs.

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