By Chibuike Osuji
Movie celebrities recently stormed the office of the Lagos state commissioner of Police, Edgal Imohimni in their drive to fight drug addiction among youths in Nigeria. They were there as ambassadors of Nigeria drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Drug free club.
Led by Fred Amata, the legendary Movie Icon and President of Directors’ Guild of Nigeria, and the ace comic actor, Sir Victor Osuagwu, besides many others, they told the Commissioner that they were there to congratulate him on the efforts he has been putting in driving the policy of community Policing. According to Amata, this is in line with their policy mandate -towards a drug abuse-free society.
During the reception, the CP noted that it is good that prominent mambers of the Society are getting involved in the drug war. ” It is good that you are thinking more of the larger society-like the Managing Directors and Chief Executive officers of organizations, as part of your celebrity Fan Club”, Imonini said. Replying, Fred Amata, the leader of the group, lamented the effect of drugs on the larger society. “We are here for Advocacy visit and to honor the CP on Community Policing, in recognition of his dynamic policy towards abuse free society. People are dying. Boys, girls, men, women. This cannot continue. So it is a good feeling to know that the CP is with us. We are very excited”, he said.
According to Osuagwu, one of the greatest problem we are facing is that of drugs.
Wilson Ighodalo, CEO Questlink Media Ltd and anti drug abuse campaigner and convener of the club, Celebrities Drug Free Club, spoke on why they are happy on the community policing and ridding the society of the drug mess. “We know you have been able to stop Bado, and that you have also done enough in this direction”, he said.
In his reply, the CP added:”Everybody believes that the police must be held accountable. We have instituted about 14 townhall meetings on the issue”.
NDLEA celebrity Drug-freeClub was established on 22nd May 214, with Ighodalo as the National Cordinator.