NAFDAC seeks NYSC’s support to combat drug abuse

THE National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has sought the support of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in the fight against drug abuse in the country, especially at the grassroots.

NAFDAC Director-General, Professor (Mrs) Mojisola Adeyeye, stated this when she paid a courtesy visit to NYSC Director-General, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim, in his office in Abuja.

She commended the invaluable contributions of corps members to NAFDAC activities but stressed the need  for more assistance at the local government level considering the increasing rate of drug abuse in rural areas.

“We need more army to fight fake and counterfeit drugs at the local government level. The NYSC is a great channel for the country,” she said.

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Adeyeye, who described corps members as reservoir of knowledge and resources, added that the agency had embarked on national drug officers abuse programme where youths are sent to secondary schools across the country to teach students on the dangers of drug abuse.

Brigadier General Ibrahim, in his response, commended NAFDAC for its war against drug abuse in the country.

He said one of his policy thrusts was to maximise the potential of corps members for optimal performance, adding that they are passionate about contributing their quota to the development of the country.

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