The Commander of the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Suleiman Jadi has said that many students in universities and polytechnics have been caught selling hard drugs on the campuses to make money to survive the hard time.
He said that such students engage in drug peddling for survival on their campuses, even as he called on the authorities of tertiary institutions to ensure effective monitoring of their students.
Jadi who made spoke today when he paid a courtesy call on the Vice Chancellor of the Federal University, Oye, Prof. Isaac Asuzu also advised the institutions to empower their security officers to effectively monitor the activities of students indulging in smoking Indian hemp or illicit drugs.
He promised to deploy officers of the agency to institutions to organize seminars on drug abuse and cultism.
The Vice Chancellor commended the agency for its concern on the safety of students, even as he urged it to organise seminars for both staff and students in order to educate them on the dangers inherent in drug abuse.
Asuzu promised to partner with the agency to achieve the desired objective of eradicating drug peddling among students.