President Muhammadu Buhari has approved recruitment of 5,000 personnel for the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency to boost its manpower, its chairman Col. Muhammad Abdallah (retd) said.
Abdallah made the disclosure on Friday at the Public Destruction of Drug Exhibits by Taraba Command of NDLEA in Jalingo.
He said that the recruitment would go a long way in improving operations of the agency and the campaign against drug addiction.
He said increased consumption of illicit drugs among the youths in Taraba was worrisome, appealing to families to brace up to their responsibilities.
According to Abdallah, effective drug prevention must involve positive engagement of children, youths and adults with their families, schools, workplace and community.