The Secretary to the Lagos State Government, Mrs Folashade Jaji says the state is ever ready to collaborate with the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in the War Against Drug Abuse (WADA).
She made the promise when the State Commander NDLEA Lagos State Command, Barr. Callys Alumona, Commander of Narcotics and some of his management team paid her a courtesy visit in her office at Alausa Ikeja.
The State Commander while addressing the SSG and her management team, stated that the War Against Drug Abuse can not be successful without the collaboration of all the critical stakeholders in the State coming together to face it head-on.
He also informed the SSG that the National campaign on War Against Drug Abuse has been launched by Mr President, President Muhammadu Buhari and the Chairman/Chief Executive of the NDLEA, Brig. Gen. Buba Mohamed Marwa, (Rtd), mandated all the State Commanders to do the same in all the States of the Federation which will in turn cascade to the Local Government Areas up to the Local Communities of the States.
He stated that some states have launched their own but in Lagos State, it has not been done yet because Governor Babajide Sanwo Olu is yet to give the State Commander time to see him and to launch it in a grand style in the centre of excellence.
In her response, The SSG promise that as a Government of the people, the State will continue to do its best in supporting all the Security Agencies that are working in Lagos State with the few resources at its disposal as it use to do so that Lagosian can continue to have peace that is being enjoyed.
She also promised to have a meeting with all Paramilitary Agencies in the State to fashion out ways to tackle some of the Security challenges in the State.
According to the Head, Media and Advocacy, NDLEA Lagos State Command, Mallum Musa, at the end of the deliberation, The State Commander, Barr. Callys Alumona (CN) decorated the SSG, Mrs Folashade Jaji with the lapel of War Against Drug Abuse as one of the ambassadors of the crusade.