FIVE-STAR music boss and CEO Emmy Cargoes Limited, Emeka Okonkwo, popularly known as E-Money, has been decorated as an ‘ambassador of War Against Drug Abuse (WADA)’ by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), ANAMBRA PEOPLE reports.
Recall that in March, NDLEA also decorated Musiliu Akinsanya, popularly known as MC Oluomo, as an ambassador in Lagos motor parks.
During a visit to E-Money’s office in Lagos, he was decorated by the NDLEA Apapa Special Area Narcotic Commander, Inalegwu Ameh.
The visit reinforced NDLEA’s partnership with influencers, to tackle illicit drugs across Lagos State.
Ameh in his remarks explained that E-Money being a key-player in the maritime industry, commands a massive social media followership.
He said: “WADA is an advocacy programme designed by Retired Brig -.Gen. Buba Marwa, the Chairman of NDLEA, to fight against illicit-drug consumption and trade in the country.
“Being an influencer on social media is a veritable medium to influence many positively. You are by this decoration enjoined to lead the charge against drug abuse and illicit drug trafficking.
“The maritime industry where you are a key player is being invaded by unscrupulous drug merchants to ship in drugs.
“Also, the youth population that you are one of the influencers is the most vulnerable age group.”
Reacting, E-Money promised to use his Instagram page and other social media platforms to promote the anti-drug campaign.
He posted: “The Chairman of EMY Cargo Terminal, Chief Dr. Emeka Daniel Okonkwo decorated as NDLEA Anti-Drug Ambassador with the War Against Drug Abuse (WADA) Badge by the Commander of NDLEA Apapa Special Area Command, Inalegwu Ameh, Commander of Narcotics.
“I would like to assure NDLEA that I am committed to the anti-drug crusade and enable the crusade to reach millions of my followers, especially youths, that follow me on social media.”