A non-governmental organisation, Adopt A Goal for Development Initiative, says living a drug-free life campaign by the NDLEA is a human right goal that requires inclusive support.
The activities of illicit drug cartels and dealers threaten “the right to life, liberty and security of person” under the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, said the group.
Consequently, Adopt A Goal is set to embark on a “Protect A Life Advocacy,” campaign supporting the NDLEA, its leadership and the country, according to a statement signed by its Executive Director, Ariyo-Dare Atoye.
“In line with our avowed commitment to support the NDLEA in its nationwide enlightenment campaigns to tackle the menace of drugs, we are adopting an innovative advocacy to strongly bring human rights perspective to the fight.
“The Protect A Life Advocacy (PALA) is an inclusive strategy to galvanise the civil society, the media, policy actors, foreign partners and the public, to support and strengthen the NDLEA through human rights perspective.
“By bringing human rights into this crusade to tackle the menace of Psychoactive substances, we can continue to expand life-saving policies and programs that can help to address the epidemic of drug abuse and bring respect for the value of every human life in Nigeria.
“We have faith in what Gen. Buba Marwa led NDLEA is doing to save Nigeria from drug pandemic; our focus should therefore be to strategically complement it by getting people off dangerous and harmful narcotics.
“Adopt A Goal believes that embarking on campaigns and advocacy that save the lives of people who use drugs is taking practical action on the inalienable human right to life,” the statement said.