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NDLEA seeks help from school principals to curb drug abuse in Niger State

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Niger State Command has called on principals to combat drug abuse among secondary school students in the state.

Musa Bwalin, the NDLEA commander in the state, made this appeal at an awareness program on drug abuse held for principals of secondary schools in the state in Minna on Monday.

Bwalin said the program aims to raise awareness among school principals about drug abuse and help them understand the dangers inherent in drug abuse.

“As principals, you are the guardians of our children and as parents, we are constantly shouting that our children are becoming wayward.

“So, as an agency, we decided it would be appropriate for us to call here to help you understand what substance abuse is like. , some people may not know what substance abuse is like,” he said.

He said the authorities believed there was a need to raise awareness about drug abuse so that school principals could play their role in ensuring a safer and healthier educational environment.

He added that secondary school management needs to equip young people with knowledge about drug abuse as it is crucial for both their behavioral and academic development.

In a goodwill message, provincial primary and secondary education secretary Hadiza Mohamed advised principals to work with the agency's anti-drug clubs in schools to curb the menace.

Mr. Muhammad, who was represented by the ministry's director-general Lawal Jibrin, urged the ministry to extend awareness to all secondary school principals in the province.

Source: dailypost.ng

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