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NAFDAC raises alarm over prevalence of drug addicts

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) says Nigeria is sitting on a keg of gun powder due to what it described as the high rate and prevalence of drug addicts across the country.

The agency said it was shocking that Nigeria was leading even beyond the international coverage of drug abuse globally.

The Director, Public Affairs, NAFDAC, Dr Abubakar Jimoh, said this on Saturday while speaking with newsmen in Ilorin. Jimoh said the agency has an average conservative estimate of about 15 million people who are on drugs and 3 million of them could be conveniently called drug addicts.

According to him, this development had forced the agency to conclude that the level of drug abuse has led to the high level of violence, kidnapping, terrorism, armed robbery and even dangerous driving by some Nigerian drivers.


Omowumi Falola April 22, 2019 at 10:02 am

this drug addicts nd traffiker ar only playing wt their future. gvment should intensify his campaign to churches nd mosques every fridays nd sundays, even our Kings nd Emirs must publicly campaign against it in their local town halls. finaly, government should publish names nd States of offenders in a fliers to be share within State, schools, hospitals, worshiping places bcos is nt everone dat hs access to print media. this might properbly instil fear into the minds of the upcoming youth nd shame to the family of the involved.

Sani Alkali April 22, 2019 at 5:21 pm

This is really shocking news.We must join our effort to stop drug abuse. This is my page please. https//:facebook.com/illolin shan miyagun kwayoyi


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