This strategic conference/workshop is to review the drug prevention, treatment and care in Northern Nigeria. The conference will also focus on building strategic synergies with the drug demand reduction directorate of NDLEA, UNODC, Northern Governors Forum, Northern Governors Wives Forum, Northern Traditional Rulers Council, Religious Leaders, Business Communities and civil society organizations working on anti-drug abuse in Northern Nigeria. The convening is also aimed at establishing a collaborative platform between NDLEA’s drug demand reduction directorate and stakeholders to support and complement the work of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) and UNODC on war against illicit drug trafficking and substance abuse in the region. Additionally, the conference focuses on youth sensitization through the mobilization of 200,000 young people from 19 Northern States and Abuja to serve as War Against Drug Abuse (WADA) volunteers, an initiative of NDLEA launched by President Muhammadu Buhari GCFR on 26th June, 2021 at Presidential Villa aimed at engaging citizens to take ownership in the fight against illicit drug trafficking and substance abuse in Nigeria.
The Drug Free Arewa movement is a movement of young people and civil society groups within 19 Northern States and the F.C.T, as the key outcomes of the 2nd Annual Arewa Youth Leadership Summit held on 20TH January 2018 at the Nigeria Air Force Conference Center, Kado – Abuja that had the participation of 185 youths and stakeholders from across the region organized by TRIUMPHANT YOUTH FOUNDATION (TYF). Understanding that drugs/substance abuse are robbing our youths of their future in the North, as proven that every hour a teenager experiments with illicit drugs for the first time. However, helping young people live life without drugs is Triumphant Youth Foundation (TYF) and partners coordinating the largest non-governmental drug/substance abuse education and prevention in Northern Nigeria. LEARN MORE