An advocacy visit was paid to the Commissioner of Police Lagos State CP. Edgal Oluwole Imohimi ably led by Wilson Ighodalo the National Co-ordinator NDLEA Celebrity Drug Free Club and Founder/President Silec Initiatives Sunny Irakpo , comprises Celebrities in the entertainment industry in Nigeria including Fred Amata, Victor Osuagwu, Black Queen of Nollywood, Mrs Eniola President Association of Beaded Jewellery of Nigeria and others who were in attendance to relate our message on fighting for a drug abuse free society with the Nigeria Police Force, It is regarded as a historic event and landmark recognition and achievement in our collective fight against drug abuse in Nigeria.
Speaking, the CP and his Deputy A.A Muhammed, Ayuba E. Head of Administration and the gallant men of the force who heartily welcomed the FIGHTING LIONS to the Nigeria Police Force Headquarters Area Command Lagos State expresses his joy and satisfaction for the support given to the Nigeria Police Force by these sets of Nation Builders with highest level of patriotism as demonstrated over these years in fighting against social vices especially drug abuse presently killing promising Nigerian youths.
According to him, the drug abuse epidemic is too heightened that the force will no longer fold their arms especially under his administration and watch youths destroyed through hard and prescription drugs, and that’’ I will work with NDLEA and NGOs that are seriously committed to the course’’. He said.
In Lagos state, it is zero tolerance and operation no hiding place for drug traffickers and users because ‘’my men will continue to do more of intelligence and community policing that will claim down all activities of illicit drug dealers.
The CP also reveals that just recently, his men intersected a container load of tramadol from a dealer worth 60 million naira in Lagos State. He further states that 2 persons were also arrested by his men for selling tramadol to primary school pupils in the state. He warmed all those who are getting rich by making other people’s children wayward should stop or face the rot of the law squarely, and that such individual’s children will not go unpunished because the law of nature will surely pay back in full dose.
‘’ I am standing by you all in this fight. In any capacity you want my support, just call on me anytime, my men and I will respond promptly particularly in Lagos State.
Wilson Ighodalo who spoke first on behalf of the Club, thanked the Commissioner of Police for being a very Distinctive and Passionate Police Officer with laudable initiative through his Community policing strategy and intelligence helping in curbing social vices in our society especially Drug Abuse amongst the youths in Lagos State. Wilson went further to inform the CP that these individuals sacrifice a lot to push the message to the general public in terms huge personal resources injection and time into the Campaign against drug abuse in Nigeria.
The co-ordinator who retrospectively appreciates the Police Chief and his men on his major achievement on their heavy claimed down and successful operation that dealt with the dreaded cultist (Badoo Group) that terrorised Ikorodu area of Lagos State, Sir, this alone shows very clearly that, your leadership has the full Capacity to deliver and protect Lagosians from every act of criminality and cultist activities and terrorisation.
On Commendation for effective policing and high esteemed performance in Lagos State, the NDLEA Celebrity Drug Free Club presented an Award to the Commissioner of Police CP Edgal Oluwole Imohimi in recognition of his Dynamic Policing towards a Drug Abuse Free Society. The club was established to help drive the message of SAYNOTODRUGABUSE which was inaugurated 22nd may, 2014 by the NDLEA Chairman.
The popular Nollywood Actors Fred Amata the Director Actors Guid of Nigeria with his counterpart Victor Osuagwu also thanked the CP for his result-oriented Policing in the state and that they will continue to spread the message of SAYNOTODRUGABUSE across the Nation.
While it was an overwhelming joy to be received and acknowledged for building the society positively by the commissioner of Police, Sunny Irakpo ,founder/President Silec Initiatives was up standing to sincerely appreciates the wholesome support enjoyed from the force in our just concluded event ‘ OPERATION RESCUE NIGERIAN YOUTHS FROM DRUG ABUSE LEKKI 2018 that took place 24th June at the household of love church auditorium.
He told the CP that his administration is INDEED exceptional having been in this fight since 2010. He pointed clearly that, he has never received such massive support from the force where community policing during the SILEC event was shown. This is a true and redefinition of MODERN policing under his watch using Lagos as a model. This is a very commendable strategy and friendliness of the force.
With same excitement, on behalf of the Governing Board and Trustees including the Executive Council of SILEC INITIATIVES, the founder and Anti-Drug Abuse Advocate presented copies of their plans and programmes to the Security Chief for an overview and insight of our aims and objectives on this Nation Building Initiative. In response, the CP thanked the founder and again promise to be of support in any capacity, as he also awarded in turn for doing a great Job of fighting against drug and substance abuse in Nigeria particularly amongst the youths, he concluded.
Special thanks to Wilson Ighodalo ,a fellow fighter.
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