The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, the Nigeria Customs Service and the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, have partnered to fight the menace of narcotics and drug abuse among youths.
A statement by NAFDAC Resident Media Consultant, Olusayo Akintola in Abuja, said the collaboration promised to fight illicit drug production, trafficking and use, and to curb related organised crime.
It said the pledge was made in Lagos at the launch and dissemination of the Annual Report of the International Narcotics Control Board ,INCB, and Precursors Report twenty,twenty-two.
NAFDAC Director-General, Professor Mojisola Adeyeye, described narcotics and psychotropic substances as indispensable for the relief of pain and suffering.
She said one of the control objectives was to ensure availability solely for medical and scientific uses, while minimising the possibility of diversion to illicit channels and abuse.