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The Director General of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Brig. Gen. Buba Marwa (rtd.), on Wednesday, decorated the Executive Chairman of Oyo State Road Transport Management Authority (OYRTMA), Dr. Akin Fagbemi as the agency’s Ambassador.

Presenting the letter of appointment and decorative pin on behalf of the DG, the Agency’s Oyo State Commander, Abdullahi Saheed, explained that the Fagbemi has shown commitment in assisting NDLEA in the discharge of its duties in Oyo State.

Oyo News learnt that a team of NDLEA led by its State Commander visited Fagbemi in his Secretariat, Ibadan office, seeking his support in sensitising the public to desist from drugs and other harmful substances.

Speaking further, the NDLEA boss said Fagbemi was appointed in line with President Muhammadu Buhari’s speech commemorating the 2O21 United Nations International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, a war which must be fought by well-meaning citizens.

Commander Abdullahi lauded the Oyo State Government under the leadership of Governor Seyi Makinde for empowering OYRTMA to achieve the lofty heights it has attained amidst comity of road transport agencies across the country.

He added that most road traffic crashes in the country occur as a result of drivers who are under the direct influence of drug and substance abuse.

Abdullahi said Fagbemi and his team is expected to collaborate with NDLEA in propagating the war against drug abuse and illicit trafficking through official and private engagements as a responsible officer of government.

“Therefore, to tame this ugly trend, I want to on behalf of the Director General of the NDLEA, Major General Buba Marwa, decorate you, Mogaji Akin Fagbemi Ph.D as Ambassador of NDLEA in Oyo State to the glory of God and for the benefit of mankind”, the NDLEA boss concluded

In his response, the OYRTMA Chairman appreciated the agency for its renewed efforts in tackling abuse of harmful substances.

He promised to try his best to assist the agency, particularly in propagating the message against drug abuse among commuters in Oyo State and other stakeholders within the road transport community.

By oyonews

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