The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) has commended the Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), retired Brigadier – General Mohamed Buba Marwa for the excellent job he is doing at the agency.
The NSCIA made the commendation in a communique issued at the end of a special extraordinary meeting of its Expanded General Purpose Committee (EGPC) held in Abuja.
The communique obtained in Abuja on Tuesday was the outcome of the EGPC meeting held in Abuja on December 28.
The communique was signed by Prof. Is-haq O. Oloyede, Secretary General, NSCIA and Architect Zubairu Haruna Usman-Ugwu,
Director of Administration, NSCIA appreciated the agency under the leadership of Marwa for its efforts at ridding the country of the menace of illicit drug.
It described the widespread abuse of drugs among the Nigerian youths as a potential danger, urging government at all levels to give necessary moral and financial support to the agency so as to enable it to discharge its mandate creditably well.
“The council calls on government at all levels to provide more equipment and morale boosting programmes to support the agency in its noble and strategic mission.
“It should be noted that there is high correlation between drug abuse and violent crimes, including kidnapping and banditry, being witnessed in the country,” the apex Islamic body said.
The council also called on
Parents, Muslims in particular, to be watchful of their children, spouses and relatives.
“They should not hesitate or feel ashamed at any time to expose any drug abuser for timely attention,” the communique said.
The council in the communique also decried the profiling and killing of Muslims ” in what appears as ethno-religious cleansing in the South East by some non-Muslims which is evident in the recent confessions by some
It called on security agencies to do more to protect the lives and
properties of Muslims and bring the perpetrators of such killings to justice.
The NSCIA expressed serious concern about the general insecurity manifesting in
terrorism, banditry, kidnapping and ritual killings across the country and called for a stop.
It then charged the federal
and state governments to work harder on securing Nigeria from the rampaging criminals.