The Lagos Area Manager of National Inland Waterways Authority ( NIWA),Engr . Sarat Lara Braimah, has been appointed as Ambassador of war against Drug Abuse, by Chairman, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA),Brigadier General, Buba Marwa(rtd ),
At very brief ceremony, held at NIWA Lagos office at CMS Marina, Friday, the NDLEA boss stated that Braimah is appointed in tandem with President Muhamandu Buhari’s inaugural address, commemorating the 2021 United Nations International Day against drug Abuse and illicit Trafficking, a war which must be fought by well meaning citizens.
According to Marwa, Braimah is expected to synergise and collaborate with NDLEA in propagating the war against Drug Abuse and illicit trafficking through her official and private engagement as responsible and top notch officer of government.
Presenting the official letter of appointment and decorative pin to Ambassador Braimah, the Assistant Director, Seaport Operations, who represented the NDLEA boss, explained that NIWA Area Manager has shown noticeable commitment in assisting NDLEA in the discharge of its duties in Lagos, hence her nomination and appointment by Gen(rtd) Buba Marwa.
In her brief remarks and acceptance speech, Ambassador Braimah, praised the dedication and sacrifice of NDLEA under General Marwa, adding that the community to community approach to arresting the very disturbing rise in drug trafficking, is the best way to go.
She promised to do what ever possible to assist the agency, particularly in propagating the message against drugs abuse among boat Operators in Lagos and other stakeholders within the waterways transportation community.
Apart from Mr Ekundayo Williams, the assistant Director Seaport Operations, who led the NDLEA team to NIWA Office, others were Hanatu Hassan, Charles Onojedje and Chanaka Danladi.