National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control NAFDAC, Nigeria Customs Service and National Drug Law Enforcement Agency NDLEA, have partnered to fight menace of narcotics and drug abuse among youths.
A statement by NAFDAC Resident Media Consultant, Olusayo Akintola in Abuja, stated that they all promised to collaborate to fight illicit drug production, trafficking and use, and to curb related organised crime.
The statement disclosed that the pledge was made at the launch and dissemination of the 2022 Annual Report of the International Narcotics Control Board INCB and Precursors Report 2022.
The statement stated that NAFDAC Director-General Mojisola Adeyeye, described narcotics and psychotropic substances as indispensable for the relief of pain and suffering.
She said that they were controlled within the framework of the three international conventions as they possessed abuse liability and produced dependence in users.
Adeyeye said that they were classified, not on chemical nature, but on the potential for abuse and the need for medical use of the substance.