In a bid to conduct a comprehensive study and research across Nigeria concerning drug abuse, the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has commenced the training of 20,000 young pharmacists across the country.
According to the agency Director-General, Professor Moji Adeyeye, she stated that the training is necessary to curb drug abuse in Nigeria as the world celebrates the 2018 World International Day against Drug Abuse in Abuja. The United Nations had set aside June 26 annually to be marked as International Day against Drug Abuse, to create awareness against Illicit trafficking or illegal drug trade across the globe.
Speaking further, Adeyeye stated that not less than 20,000 young pharmacists have been carefully selected of not more than 35 years of age from six geological zones to commence the pilot phase of study.
The selected pharmacists are expected to visit secondary schools across the country, distribute questionnaires and conduct a systematic study on the scope of drug abuse.
Adeyeye expressed her bitterness on what drug abuse has done to the youths in Nigeria.