Nigeria Winning War Against Drug Abuse, Says Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says Nigeria is winning the war against drug abuse.

He said this Monday at the occasion of the United Nations Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Drug Trafficking 2022 themed ‘Addressing Drug Challenges in Health and Humanitarian Crises’.

He said the days of the scourge of drug abuse and dependency were numbered, noting that it would involve greater investment in focus and determination for the long haul.

He said drug abuse and illicit drug trafficking, which had become a global public health and socio-economic challenge, placed a huge burden on the Nigeria’s healthcare system.

Chairman, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, Buba Marwa, disclosed the arrest of 10 major drug barons with many more on the NDLEA’s watchlist along with their foot soldiers.

He said the agency had so far this year counselled and rehabilitated 3, 523 drug users mostly through brief interventions in its facilities.

 

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