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Peter Obi urges stringent punishment for traffickers

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Former Labour Party presidential candidate Peter Obi has highlighted the critical need for comprehensive measures to combat drug abuse and illicit trafficking as today marks the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking
Obi emphasized that government efforts should focus on preventing drug abuse, rehabilitating those affected, and imposing stringent penalties on traffickers.
He pointed out the severe consequences of drug abuse, including increased crime, moral decline, and health risks, which also hinder youth productivity.
Obi cited NDLEA data showing that 14.3 million Nigerians aged 15-64 abuse drugs and called for more preventive efforts, linking economic hardship and poor socio-economic conditions to the rise in drug abuse among youth.

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