By Jude Atupulazi
As a way of fraternizing with Service Commanders in Anambra State, the newly posted Commandant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps(NSCDC), Anambra State Command, Mr. Vincent Ogu JP, has embarked on a familiarization tour of Sister Security Agencies.
Mr Ogu who assumed duty in June, commenced his tour last Monday with a visit to the State Commander, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Mohammed Misbahu Idris, at the Command’s Headquarters Awka.
In his speech, the State NSCDC Commandant, Mr. Ogu, said the purpose of the visit was to familiarize and renew the existing relationship between NSCDC and NDLEA in the state. He stressed the need for both agencies to collaborate in the fight against drug abuse in order to have a drug-free Anambra State.
Commandant Ogu said the Corps was always open to liaising with NDLEA in the provision of operational support and intelligence gathering to sustain the tempo and stem the tide of illegal use of drugs and psychotropic substances in the state.
In his response, the NDLEA Commander, Mohammed Misbahu Idris, after welcoming the State Commandant to Anambra, described the need for more collaboration between the NDLEA and the NSCDC as very important to mop up all crime related issues in the state.
Idris who said crimes were generally triggered by the intake and consumption of illicit drugs, thereafter, pledged his commitment to continuously synergize with NSCDC in seeing an end to that particular social menace.
Other issues bordering on synergy and security challenges in the state were extensively discussed.
Consequently, at the end of the visit, both agencies resolved to work harmoniously in order to promote the safety and security of Ndi Anambra and residents alike.