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Nigeria a Transit Country for Drug Trafficking – Marwa

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Brig. Gen. Buba Marwa, The Chairman, Nationwide Drug Regulation Enforcement Company (NDLEA) retired, has mentioned that Nigeria is historically being thought-about a transit nation for drug trafficking.

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Marwa said this in his presentation on the nationwide drug management grasp plan on the fee on Narcotic medication convention going down in Vienna, Austria, NAN studies.

In response to him, this justifies the company’s offensive motion in opposition to illicit medication’ manufacturing laboratories and farms.

He mentioned the company took the step due to the menace medication posed to Nigeria’s nationwide safety.

He mentioned, “Nigeria is historically thought-about a transit nation for drug trafficking.

“The issue is way larger as totally different classes of medication are produced, consumed and trafficked within the nation.

“Medicine trafficked embody: hashish, cocaine, heroin and tramadol.

“Hashish is cultivated in numerous components of the nation and there’s proof of methamphetamine producing laboratories.

“NDLEA has destroyed hundreds of hectares of hashish cultivated land in addition to 18 methamphetamine manufacturing laboratories.”

Marwa additional said {that a} state of affairs the place the drug use prevalence in Nigeria was 14.4 per cent was unacceptable, including that mandatory steps have to be taken to reverse the pattern.

“Hashish utilized by 10.6 million Nigerians is the commonest used drug adopted by opioid with 4.6 million together with tramadol.

He additionally added. “That is along with the truth that one in each 5 people utilizing medication is a lady and one in 5 who had used drug up to now 12 months is affected by drug consumer dysfunction.”

The NDLEA boss, nevertheless, mentioned the company remained dedicated as Nigeria’s premier drug management company with the mandate to “present efficient and environment friendly providers to Nigerians.”

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