Saturday, March 7, 2020

Drug Abuse: NDLEA Endorses CEPEJ For Public Sensitization, Says Group is Genuine

....NDLEA says CEPEJ is not an Organization coined for profit making. NDLEA Commends CEPEJ's   Operational Office in Abuja as prototype of Good Space, Environmental neatness, and inspiration.

.... Mrs Christiana Ighekpe, Head of NDLEA Research, Trainings, and Statistics Department, says group will train CEPEJ Staff for  Public on Drug Abuse.

..... Mrs Fumilayo restates Commitment to partner CEPEJ on advocacy and Sensitization with other CSOs/NGOs.

.... CEPEJ Commends NDLEA on Partnership towards sustainable development on Drug free society.

By Victor Bieni

ABUJA- The National Coordinator,  Center for peace and environmental Justice (CEPEJ),  Comrade Sheriff Mulade has Commended the Leadership  of National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA)  for Partnering with his group towards on Public Sensitization for sustainable development on  drug free society.

The World renowned human Rights,  peace advocate, and Environmental Activist  disclosed this to some group of Journalists when a delegation of the management  team of NDLEA visited CEPEJ , a foremost Non-governmental and Non-profit organization in Nigeria  at the Organization's  operational office in Abuja, F.C.T on Monday, 4th March 2020.

The inspection team comprising of two NDLEA staff from PSO department in charge of NGOs and civil societies dealing in drug demand reduction Mrs. Christiana ighekpe accompanied by her assistant in charge of NGOs trainings, research and statistics enquiries, Mrs. Matsomi Fumilayo.

The inspection visit which was  centered on the facilitation of CEPEJ’s registration with the Agency as it is part of the agency’s policy to visit offices of intending CSOs working in the areas of drug demand reduction who wish to register with them.

While briefing the National coordinator of CEPEJ, Comrade Sherriff Mulade and his Abuja staff, Mrs. Christiana  ighekpe disclosed that the visit is to inspect and to ascertain if CEPEJ is indeed an existing, functioning and a registered civil society organization or a mere name coined for the purpose of profit making disguising to be an NGO.

Mrs. Christina reiterated that, “the inspection is to foster and facilitate your registration process with us as this is a mandatory exercise we carry out with all CSOs that intend to work with us on drug reduction activities”.

Commenting on the importance of their visit, Mrs. Fumilayo said, that the Agency will be there for CEPEJ whenever their supports are needed.

She also assured that NDLEA identity cards will be issued to CEPEJ staff after undergoing necessary trainings, sensitizations usually organized for members of CSOs by the NDLEA, as she further revealed some genuine ways CEPEJ can trail to forward the activities of her organization.

NDLEA Officer, Mrs. Fumilayo  Commended CEPEJ on their good works, clean, organized office space and environment. In her words “indeed your organization is real and from what we have seen here you can always call on us for support and we will gladly oblige you our support.

The National Coordinator on his part while appreciating the officers, expressed his intentions to collaborate with the NDLEA to combat drug abuse.

CEPEJ Boss also  buttressed on his passion for social works in the Civic space, while disclosing his intention for another courtesy call to the NDLEA Chairman and members of the Agency's team.

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