NSA, NAFDAC To Tackle Drug Abuse

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The Office of the National Security Adviser on Wednesday entered into a partnership with the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control to curb the use of illicit drugs across the country.

According to a statement by the Director, Strategic Communications, ONSA, Ozoya Imohimi, the National Coordinator, National Counter Terrorism Centre, ONSA, Rear Admiral Yaminu Musa (retd.), said the use of illicit drug was “fueling insecurity” in the country.

The statement read in part, “Drug is one of those foods fueling insecurity in Nigeria and the need to strengthen collaborations among relevant government’s Ministries, Departments, and Agencies, particularly, NAFDAC, to tackle this menace, must be sustained for a safe and resilient society.”

NAFDAC’s Director General, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, called on all Nigerians to expose those selling illicit drugs, adding that the future of many young people had been destroyed using drugs.

She promised that her agency’s continued collaboration with the NCTC in the ONSA would lead to more positive outcomes for the benefit Nigeria.

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