NCC, NDLEA partner to tackle piracy, drug abuse crimes
Written by City Radio on August 10, 2022
The Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) and the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have renewed their partnership in the fight against organised crimes, including drug trafficking and copyright piracy.
Chairman/Chief Executive of NDLEA, Brig.-Gen. Mohammed Buba Marwa (retd.) and Director-General of NCC, Dr. John O. Asein, made this commitment during a visit of NCC mangement to the NDLEA headquarters in Abuja.
The Chief Executives noted that drug trafficking and copyright piracy were inimical to national development. They expressed concern that criminal activities adversely affect the youths particularly, thereby destroying the country’s creative resource who also represent the future of Nigeria.
Brig.-Gen. Marwa further stressed the linkage between drug abuse and copyright piracy and assured of renewed institutional support and capacity building to boost the enforcement capacity of NCC while both agencies would continue to share intelligence.
NCC chief decried that drug traffickers often channel their ill-gotten wealth through copyright piracy to give a semblance of legitimate business. This, according to him, underscored the need for both agencies to strengthen the partnership against criminal activities for the good of society.
He, therefore, commended NDLEA for supporting the commission’s efforts at fighting piracy, through training of officers, logistic support and information sharing.