Buba Marwa, chairman and chief executive officer of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), has advised lawmakers against encouraging or encouraging the use of illicit drugs.
Marwa said the agency will prosecute any politician involved in the illicit drug trafficking as soon as evidence is presented in his statement at the weekly ministerial meeting at the State House in Abuja on Thursday, October 21.
He stated that the NDLEA will never promote the commercial use of cannabis because there is no scientific evidence that it cures and that politicians should not only stand up against illegal drug use, but should also be tested before entering public office to be accused.
Anyone guilty of drug trafficking could face a minimum of 20 years or life imprisonment, which Marwa says is a substitute for a fine. According to the NDLEA law, this is under revision in the National Assembly.
In other news, some millennials are joining the #EndSARS protest because it has become popular, according to Bello Shagari, grandson of the late former President Shehu Shagari.
In a Facebook post, Bello claimed that many young people sympathized with the demonstration despite knowing little about the socio-political system.
Young people should focus less on protests and more on mobilizing others to “make a change in the entire political system or change our current circumstances or at least take responsibility for it”.
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“Many of the young people who identify with the #EndSARS protest do so because it has become fashionable. It’s become a matter of showing off; that everyone is an activist now. Most of them have little understanding of the socio-political system.
“However, my advice has always been that we shouldn’t focus too much on protests if we can do better by mobilizing the voices of young people to make a change in the entire political system or to change our current realities or at least to be. ”responsible for them.
“We have to take a more progressive and strategic approach than the usual disruptive approach, which has not produced meaningful results. You can’t do the same thing and expect a different result.
“Use the same energy and strengthen it into a political power in the elections.”