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“Drug Abuse Is More Prevalent In The South-west” – NDLEA Boss, Brig.-Gen Buba Marwa

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Brig.-Gen Buba Marwa (retired) has revealed that about 14.4 per cent of Nigerians from the age 16 to 64 are doing drugs.

According to the Chairman, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), the above mentioned percentage happens to be three times the global average.

He added that the South West geo-political zone had more prevalence in the use of illegal drugs.

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“The prevalence in the South-West geo-political zone is 22.4 per cent. Oyo State in particular is 23 per cent. This is followed by the South-South with the prevalence of 16.6 per cent and the South-East 14.8 per cent.

This is followed by the North-East with 18.6 per cent, North-West 12 per cent and North-Central 10 per cent. Kano has a prevalence of 16 per cent. This rate is very high considering its population,” he said.Photo Credit: Getty

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