The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency says Nigerians should quit illegal consumption and trafficking of illicit substances.
The Chief Executive Officer of NDLEA, Brigadier General Mohammed Buba Marwa Rtd made said this in commemoration of the United Nations International Day against drug abuse and illicit drug trafficking in Abuja. He says this year theme, Share Facts On Drugs, Save Lives.” is a clarion call on all those involved in the trafficking of illicit substances, cartels, barons and traffickers to mend their ways or face the tough consequence.
He said drug consumption has brought about family disintegration, decimated the capacities of youths, and given rise to all types of crimes such as insurgency, terrorism, banditry, kidnapping, rape and violent extremism, which have befallen nations, with attendant health consequences on the users.
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime representative in Nigeria, Oliver Stolpe said drug abuse is growing faster in West Africa. He said by 2030, Africa is going to have an increase of about 40%, which is 8 years from now. He says that drug use is profoundly expressed in the age bracket between 25-34 years.