The Nationwide Drug Legislation Enforcement Company (NDLEA) mentioned the South-West area has the very best price of drug use in Nigeria.
The Chairman, Buba Marwa, disclosed this on Friday through the inauguration of a Behavioural Motion Care Basis Centre in Ogbomoso.
The retired common vowed that the company will proceed its crackdown on all sources of illicit substances within the nation.
“We are going to deny their exportation, we’ll seize them after we discover them and can destroy them.”
Marwa famous that 14.4 p.c of Nigerians between the ages of 16 to 64 use medicine.
The chairman mentioned the prevalence in Oyo State is 23 p.c, whereas Kano State has a prevalence of 16 p.c.
“The South-West has the worst prevalence. The prevalence is 22.4 p.c”, NAN quoted him as saying.
In different Southern areas, the prevalence in South-South is 16.6 p.c and South-East 14.8 p.c.
North-East has a prevalence of 18.6 p.c, North-West 12 p.c and North-Central 10 p.c.
Marwa appealed to oldsters, guardians and different stakeholders to all the time demand a drug-free certificates as a requisite for marriage and engagements/programmes.
Drug abuse price increased in southern Nigeria – NDLEA