April 18, 2023 | Author | 0 Comments
NDLEA Ogun State Command Inducts Chrisland University’s Vice-Chancellor as Ambassador for War Against Drug Abuse (WADA)
The Commander of Ogun State National Drug Law and Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), CN Ibiba Jane Odili has inducted the Vice-Chancellor of Chrisland University as Ambassador for War Against Drug Abuse (WADA), in recognition of her relentless efforts in ensuring a drug-free society.
This honour was conferred on her while receiving the NDLEA Commander and her team on Friday, 14th April, 2023, at the Vice-Chancellor’s Conference Room.
While speaking on the purpose of the visitation, CN Odili revealed that the visit was to seek a continued robust synergy with Chrisland University on curbing the use and abuse of hard drugs in the society.
Speaking on drug use and health survey of 2018, the NDLEA Commander mentioned that Nigeria had a prevalence of 14% of drug abuse which is far higher than the global 5% and that the most hit region was Southwest.
She emphasized that prevention is the most effective way of tackling the menace, adding that parental care and school environments are major factors that affect the upbringing of any child and as such parents, staff and students need to be sensitized to inculcate proper values into the young ones in order to reduce the rate of drug abuse in the society.
CN Odili added that if these measures are properly implemented, it would sanitize and make higher institutions very conducive for learning.
She lauded the management of Chrisland University for implementing an institutional policy on drug integrity tests and thorough search by NDLEA Officials for both new and returning students during resumption periods.
Receiving the award, Professor Babalola appreciated the management of NDLEA for the unrelenting war against drug abuse and narcotics substances.
She noted that institutional policy on drug integrity test and partnership with NDLEA was an idea of the Chancellor, High Chief Dr. (Mrs.) Winifred Awosika, OON, who desired a drug-free campus for students of Chrisland University.
Prof. Babalola stated that as part of efforts by the University to fight the menace of drug abuse among youths, all students are subjected to mandatory and thorough search by NDLEA Officials during resumption, noting that the Institution has continued to receive positive reports from the team.
The Vice-Chancellor commended the NDLEA for its efforts and pledged the University’s commitment to fighting drug abuse in possible areas.
Present at the event were the Registrar, Mr. Samuel Omotoso, the Dean of College of Arts, Management and Social Sciences, Prof. Temidayo Akinbobola, HOD, International Relations, Dr. Adekunle Olawunmi, Chief Security Officer, and Mr. David Bello with other NDLEA Officials.