- Lagos State NURTW Chairman Musiliu Akinsanya aka MC Oluomo has been decorated as NDLEA Ambassador
- NDLEA, Lagos Command, said it was working with NURTW to strengthen the war on drug addiction in the state
- Akinsanya in his reaction promised to continue to sensitize the actors of the public transport sector on the danger of drug addiction
Lagos State – The National Drug Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has appointed Lagos State NURTW Chairman Musiliu Akinsanya popularly known as MC Oluomo as Ambassador.
This is part of the NDLEA’s decision to strengthen its partnership with the National Union of Road Transport Workers to combat illicit drugs in Lagos State, Prime time reported.
Legit.ng NDLEA Lagos State Command Spokesperson Mallum Musa said in a statement signed on Friday, March 4 in Lagos.
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Musa said the two groups strengthened their partnership when NDLEA Lagos Commander Callys Alumona led the agency’s leadership on a courtesy visit to Akinsanya.
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He said the war on drug abuse (AMA) and illicit trafficking would be more effective through this collaboration.
During the visit, Alumona reportedly decorated Akinsanya with the WADA Ambassador lapel.
The decoration signifies that the president of NURTW is an ambassador of the crusade against illicit drugs.
“NURTW is essential in the war because they are service contractors, transporting human beings, goods and services into the country.
“The syndicate must carry out a proper check of all loads in its vehicles before embarking on a journey.
“These illicit drug dealers primarily use vehicles to transport illicit goods across the country and even beyond.”
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The spokesperson said he was aware that the union is cooperating with the NDLEA, but would like to see continued cooperation and relationship in relation to the fight against illicit drugs.
Akinsanya (MC Oluomo) reacts
In his response, Akinsanya promised to continue to educate stakeholders in the transportation circle about the danger of summoning such illicit goods and services.
“No member will start over to make a quick buck, knowing that when the law catches up with the person, the ending is not good.
“These people will go to jail and the vehicle will be confiscated for the benefit of the government.”
The NURTW boss also shared a video of the event on their Facebook page.
Saheed Adio commented on Facebook:
“They know what they are doing, putting mc as an ambassador they want to make or making sure the drug is safe and he will be held accountable for any illegal acts that result from drug use.”
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“NDLEA should not make the mistake of entrusting MC Oluomo with custody of the seized marijuana. My advice!”
Austin Igharoro said:
“Some people know how to worship a man who has money whether the man is doing the right thing or not we are in a country today once you have money people will come looking for you and give you a chief’s title and an honorary degree.”
Otunba Olagoke Iromini said:
“People are castigating the NDLEA for its appointment as MC Ambassador…
“Do you expect NDLEA to appoint scholarly learners such as Professor, Economist, SAN, Lecturer & Co to this position?
“MC remains the best choice because he knows the pitches and has command and has earned the respect of the streets.”
Abdulkareem Tijjani DVM said:
“There is a saying in my house… if you want to keep something safe in the house, entrust it to the house klepto…
“That’s what the NDLEA did…
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It’s MC Oluomo people asking him to compete for Oba of Oshodi, aide reveals
Meanwhile, in another report, the reactions continue to follow the MC Oluomo’s alleged move become the Oba of Oshodi.
According to an aide, NURTW boss people urge him to fight over the stool. The assistant who did not want to be named made the revelation without giving further explanation.
He went on to note that a press conference would be called in the event of a formal briefing from MC Oluomo.