Raymond Ozoji, Awka
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has cautioned participants in the 12th edition of the Nigeria Police Sports Festival holding in Anambra state, to shun all forms of enhancing performance drugs but use their God-given potentials to win medals and laurels in the games.
State commander of the agency in Anambra, Mr. Mohammed Idris, gave the caution yesterday in Awka, the state capital.
Idris whose admonition was contained in a press statement released to newsmen by the agency’s public relations officer, Mr. Charles Efosa Odigie, further advised participants to play safe and shun drug abuse of all kinds to avoid health conditions like stroke and some others.
The statement read in part, “The NDLEA Commander Anambra state Muhammnad Idris Misbahu has urged athletes participating in the police games Anambra 2020 not to abuse enhancing performance drugs, in order to excel.
“Abusing enhancing performance drugs will increase the risk for high blood pressure, an enlarged heart, irregular heart rate, heart attack, stroke, dangerously high body temperatures, and intense anger or paranoia
“So I advise the athletes to use their God given talents and abilities to perform in the games, and victory will be theirs.”