The Lagos Area Manager, National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA), Engr. Sarat Braimah, has been appointed as Ambassador of War against Drug Abuse, by Brigadier General, Buba Marwa (Rtd), Chairman, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency ( NDLEA).
At very brief ceremony, held at NIWA Lagos office, the NDLEA boss stated that Engr. Sarat Braimah was appointed in tandem with President Muhammadu Buhari’s inaugural address, commemorating the 2O21 United Nations International Day against drug abuse and illicit trafficking, a war which must be fought by well meaning citizens.
According to Marwa, Engr Sarat Braimah is expected to synergize 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 government official.
Presenting the official letter and decorative pin to Ambassador Sarat Braimah, the Assistant Director, Seaport Operations who stood in for NDLEA boss, noted that the NIWA Area Manager has shown noticeable commitment in assisting NDLEA in the discharge its duties in Lagos, hence her nomination by Buba Marwa.
In her acceptance speech, Ambassador Sarat 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 whatever 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.