UNGA: NDLEA decries abuse of tramadol, cough syrup


The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has decried what it termed the increased abuse of tramadol and cough syrup among the young people in Nigeria.

NDLEA Chairman, retired Col. Muhammad Abdallah, said this while delivering Nigeria’s statement on ‘Crime Prevention, Criminal Justice and World Drug Problem’ at the UN General Assembly at the UN headquarters, New York.

Abdallah said: “Nigeria is witnessing a high level of abuse of tramadol and cough syrups containing codeine, especially by vulnerable youths.

“This is a phenomenon common to many countries in the West-African sub-region which has ushered in a new level of transnational organised crimes.

“As a result, a lot of national and sub-regional initiatives, including capacity development, have been put in place to address the situation”.

Abdallah reiterated Nigeria’s commitment to fulfilling its obligations under relevant international instruments in the area of crime prevention, strengthening criminal justice and addressing the world’s drug problem.

Tags: ,

You may also like

LEAVE A COMMENT

Calendar

October 2018
M T W T F S S
« Sep    
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031  

Fanpage

Subscribe For Latest News

October 2018
M T W T F S S
« Sep    
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031  

About Us

MISSION STATEMENT
To be a reliable and Trusted source of information for our people.

VISION STATEMENT
To be the most trust worthy source of reliable and first-hand information to the people of Awori land with the view of helping to preserve and protect its core values, tradition, culture, social and political events as it happens across its shores.

Contact Us

Staunch Communications
Block C, Bukola Ojo Street, Alasia,
Ilogbo Road, Ota, Ogun State.
Phone:08032409698, 08103772741
Facebook Page: Voice of Awori
Instagram @VoiceofAwori
E-mail: voiceofawori@gmail.com