PSN Foundation Partners with NDLEA to Combat Illicit Drug Use in Nigeria

PSNF collaborates with NDLEA in Lagos to Curb Illicit Drug Use

PSN Foundation Partners with NDLEA to Combat Illicit Drug Use in Nigeria

Abuja, April 16, 2024 – The Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) Foundation is proud to announce a groundbreaking collaboration with the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) aimed at addressing the critical issue of illicit drug use in Nigeria.

With a shared commitment to public health and safety, the PSN Foundation and NDLEA are joining forces to implement comprehensive strategies focusing on policy development, advocacy initiatives, and stakeholder engagement to combat the proliferation of illicit drugs nationwide.

Illicit drug use poses a significant threat to the well-being of individuals and communities, undermining social cohesion and economic development. Recognizing the urgency of the situation, the PSN Foundation and NDLEA are leveraging their collective expertise and resources to tackle this complex challenge head-on.

Through this strategic partnership, the PSN Foundation and NDLEA will work collaboratively in:

Policy Development: Advocate for evidence-based policies and regulations to strengthen drug control measures and enhance law enforcement efforts.

Advocacy Initiatives: Raise awareness about the dangers of illicit drug use and promote prevention strategies through targeted advocacy campaigns, educational programs, and community outreach activities.

Stakeholder Engagement: Foster partnerships with government agencies, civil society organizations, healthcare professionals, and other key stakeholders to mobilize support and resources for comprehensive drug control initiatives.

By combining their respective strengths and resources, the PSN Foundation and NDLEA are committed to making meaningful strides in the fight against illicit drug use, safeguarding the health and well-being of Nigerian citizens and future generations.

“We are thrilled to embark on this collaborative journey with the NDLEA to address the pervasive issue of illicit drug use in Nigeria,” said Pharm Munir Elelu, Program Director of the PSN Foundation. “Together, we will work tirelessly to implement effective strategies that promote drug prevention, enforcement, and rehabilitation, ultimately creating safer and healthier communities across the nation.”

This partnership marks a significant milestone in the ongoing efforts to combat illicit drug trafficking and abuse in Nigeria. The PSN Foundation and NDLEA are dedicated to driving positive change and building a brighter, drug-free future for all Nigerians.

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