President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the recruitment of 5,000 personnel for the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency.
The Chairman, NDLEA, Col. Muhammad Abdallah (retd.), disclosed this at the public destruction of drug exhibits by the Taraba State Command of the agency in Jalingo, the state capital.
Abdallah said that the gesture would go a long way in improving the operations of the agency in the campaign against drug addiction in Nigeria, the News Agency of Nigeria, reported on Friday.
He said that the increased consumption of illicit drugs among the youths in Taraba was worrisome and appealed to families to live up to their responsibilities.
According to Abdallah, effective drug prevention must involve the positive engagement of children, youths and adults with their families, schools, workplace and communities.