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Hon. Ottah Inaugurates House Committee On Drugs And Narcotics, Laments Poor Funding Of The Agency

By Oriri Peter

The Drugs and Narcotics Committee of the House of Representatives was, Monday, inaugurated at the House of Representatives.

Performing the inauguration, Chairman of the Committee, Hon. Francis Ottah lamented that the Country was confronted with a serious problem of drug intake, urging members to see their membership as call to save the Country from the scourge.

Hon. Ottah bemoaned the situation where the Agency thrives on charity while drug dealers use sophisticated equipment, stressing that no effectiveness could be reached under the condition.

He further picked holes in the operations of the NDLEA, saying it was in arithmetic progression, as it lacked the adequate human and material resources to operate.

According to the cerebral Legislator, the Agency was currently operating on a vehicle for six council areas, and two personnel per council area. He, therefore, pledged the support of his Committee to shore up budgetary provisions for the Agency, and to extricate it from the Ministry of Justice as is currently constituted into a quasi-autonomous body.

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Written by Oriri Peter

Oriri Onu Peter is the Chief Executive Officer of Penessaj Communication, a Media Consultant, Blogger and Publisher of www.naijavoicenews.com. He is also an Entrepreneur, a Public Commentator, Social Activist and a Humanitarian.

Peter is currently a volunteer with Amnesty International (AI), Udukhotse Foundation, Global Youths Skills Acquisition and Poverty Eradication Organization (GYSAPEO) and Community Manager, Empower, Engage and Educate Initiative amongst others.

He holds the Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) degree in Sociology from the Benue State University, Makurdi.

Peter has been instrumental in attracting developmental projects to his state through his social media platform.

An indigene of Benue State, Peter is currently based in Abuja.
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