Drug traffickers have been reported to transport people with the intention of smuggling illegal drugs to different countries. Studies have shown a correlation between drug trafficking, human trafficking and sexual exploitation.
To shine a spotlight on this scourge, AGA-Africa Programme collaborated with ROOST Foundation and the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency of Nigeria on a highly engaging ‘Drug Trafficking/Abuse and Human Trafficking Prevention Campaign’ workshop held on 27th of September 2022.
The workshop brought together members of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, participants from Non-Governmental Organisations, Prosecutors, Lawyers, key members of the Mpape Community, Caregivers, Police and Parents.
The workshop was officially opened by Ebelechukwu Enedah, AGA-Africa Programme Country Coordinator for Nigeria, who delivered opening remarks on behalf of Markus Green, AGA-Africa Programme Board Member.
At the opening, Dame Julie Eniekedo Donli, Founder and Executive Chairperson of ROOST Foundation gave opening remarks and a keynote address was delivered by Dr. Ngozi Madubike, Director Drug Demand Reduction, National Drug and Law Enforcement Agency on behalf of Brigadier General Mohammed Bubamarwa, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, National Drug and Law Enforcement Agency.
The highly interactive sessions were moderated by Ebelechukwu Enedah and facilitated by David Hukportie, Director, Drug Law Enforcement Unit of the CID, Ghana Police Service, Angela Oluchi, Principal Staff Officer, Treatment and Rehabilitation in Drug Demand Reduction Directorate, National Drug and Law Enforcement Agency, Pharmacist Suzi Yunusa, National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, Aliyu Mohammed Baba, Superintendent of Narcotics, National Drug and Law Enforcement Agency, David Folaranmi, Author, Speaker and Substance Abuse Recovery Coach and Dr. Akanidomo Ibanga, National Project Officer, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.
The workshop was officially closed by Ebelechukwu Enedah, AGA-Africa Programme Country Coordinator for Nigeria who thanked all the participants for attending.