The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, Federal Capital Territory command has said the war against illicit drugs and trafficking in Nigeria was yielding positive results.
The Commander of Narcotics, FCT commander, Kabir Tsakuwa who made this known in an interview with newsmen on Friday in Abuja, said that the Federal Government had been doing a lot to ensure the country was free of illicit drug abuse and trafficking through all three arms of Government.
He said that about two thousand, five hundred cadets were undergoing training at the Regional Academy for drug control, in Jos presently.
Tsakuwa also said that another two thousand, five hundred cadets had just concluded training as Narcotic Agents and Narcotic Assistants at the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, College in Katsina.
“The proposed amendment of the agency Act which is in the final stage at the National Assembly will further boost the country’s fight against substance abuse and illicit drug trafficking.”
“The effort will also discourage illicit drug trafficking as the amendments will come with stringent punitive measures for drug offences.”
This, he said, were all in order to boost the manpower of the agency to fight the menace bedeviling the territory.