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NDLEA decorates Chrisland VC as Ambassador of War Against Drug Abuse in Nigeria
From: News Editor
Mon, 17 Apr 2023   ||   Nigeria,

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, (NDLEA), has decorated the Vice-Chancellor of Chrisland University Professor Chinedum Peace Babalola FAS, FPSN as Ambassador for War Against Drug Abuse (WADA), in recognition of her relentless efforts in ensuring a drug-free society.

The WADA decoration was conferred on her while receiving the NDLEA Commander, CN Ibiba Jane Odili and her team on Friday, 14th April, 2023, at the Vice-Chancellor’s Conference Room.

While speaking on the purpose of the visitation, CN Odili revealed that the visit was to seek a continued robust synergy with Chrisland University on curbing the use and abuse of hard drugs in the society.

Speaking on drug use and health survey of 2018, the NDLEA Commander mentioned that Nigeria had a prevalence of 14% of drug abuse which is far higher than the global 5% and that the mist hit region was Southwest.

She emphasized that prevention is the most effective way of tackling the menace. Parental care and school environments are major factors that affect the upbringing of any child and as such parents, staff and students need to be sensitized to inculcate proper values into the young ones in order to reduce the rate of drug abuse in the society. She added that if these measures are properly implemented, it would sanitize and make higher institutions very conducive for learning.

She lauded the management of Chrisland University for implementing an institutional policy on drug integrity tests and thorough search by NDLEA Officials for both new and returning students during resumption periods.

Receiving the award, Professor Chinedum Peace Babalola appreciated the management of NDLEA for the unrelenting war against drug abuse and narcotics substances.

She noted that institutional policy on drug integrity test and partnership with NDLEA was an idea of the Chancellor, High Chief Dr. (Mrs.) Winifred Awosika, OON, who desired a drug-free campus for students of Chrisland University.

Prof. Babalola stated that as part of efforts by the University to fight the menace of drug abuse among youths, all students are subjected to mandatory and thorough search by NDLEA Officials during resumption, noting that the Institution has continued to receive positive reports from the team.

The Vice-Chancellor commended the NDLEA for its efforts and pledged the University’s commitment to fighting drug abuse in possible areas.

The AU laureate further said that the University under her leadership as the VC is leaving no stone unturned towards the moral upbringing of the students while in the citadel of learning.

Present at the historic event were the

, DCN Ekundayo Williams , Deputy Commander, NDLEA , Registrar, Mr. Samuel Omotoso, the Dean of College of Arts, Management and Social Sciences, Prof. Temidayo Akinbobola, HOD, International Relations, Dr. Adekunle Olawunmi, Chief Security Officer, Mr. David Bello, ACN Segun Soyoye , Assistant Commander NDLEA, CSN Popoola Moromoke, ASN Adetulire I and ASN Allen- Taylor, NDLEA.


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