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15m Nigerians abuse drugs – Marwa

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The Chairman of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Buba Marwa, says no community in Nigeria is free from drug abuse.

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Marwa, who stated this during an interactive session with Local Government Chairmen in Plateau State, yesterday, said about 15 million Nigerians consume illicit substances.

He said: “As I speak to you, 15 million Nigerians use illicit drugs; one out of seven Nigerians takes hard substances.

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“There is no community in Nigeria that is exempted from drug abuse and this is why we keep having security challenges here and there.

“Drugs propel a lot of negative actions, particularly among young people. It is destroying our youths and even the communities.

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“So, we have come to interact with local government chairmen, so that together we can find a lasting solution to this menace.

“We want the chairmen to work with and support us to kick this hydra-headed monster called drug abuse out of our society.”

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