NDLEA Urges NAHCON, States Hajj Boards to educate Pilgrims on Drug Laws

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From Abdul. Isa  Niger State


The Nigerian Drug Law Enforcement Agency  (NDLEA), has called on the National Hajj Commission on  sensitisation of   Intending Pilgrims to Saudi Arabia to avoid engaging  in drug related issues during the 2021 hajj operations.



The. NDLEA  Commander in Niger state, North central Nigeria,  Haruna Kwetishe mentioned this during a visit to the state pilgrims welfare Board in Minna. Niger State Capital.


The NDLEA Commander further appealed to government officials to ensure that those going on pilgrimage were people of proven integrity, assured that officers of the agency will be available at all the camps across the country  to screen intending pilgrims and to fish out bad ones among them.


Alhaji Umar Makun Lapai, The Executive Secretary of the Niger State Pilgrims Welfare Board, Who appreciated the visit by the NDLEA Officials, mentioned that none of the pilgrims from the state have  ever  been involved in trafficking of drugs to the Holy Land.


The executive Secretary who said the Niger state Pilgrims board is ready to partner with NDLEA on pilgrims activities , mentioned that his agency has already trained its Staff on various activities lined up including drugs  related  issues, so as to have a hitch free 2021 hajj operations.


Hajj exercise to Saudi Arabia  which is an annual Islamic  event amongst the  Muslims  the world over, The 2021 hajj exercise is expected the commence by the month of   July  2021.


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