The Lagos Area Manager of National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA), Sarat Lara Braimah, has been appointed as Ambassador of War Against Drug Abuse, by the Chairman, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Brigadier General, Buba Marwa (Rtd).
The NDLEA boss, who spoke during the official letter of appointment presentation held at NIWA Lagos office at CMS, Marina, stated that Braimah was so appointed in line 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.
Braimah , according to Marwa, was expected to 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.
The Assistant Director, Seaport Operations, Mr. Ekundayo Williams, while presenting the official letter of appointment and decorative pin to Ambassador Braimah, said that the NIWA Area Manager has shown noticeable commitment in assisting NDLEA in the discharge of its duties in Lagos, hence her nomination and appointment by Marwa.
Ambassador Braimah, in her acceptance speech, praised the dedication and sacrifice of NDLEA under 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.