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Response to Drugs and Related Crime in Nigeria

03/01/2019 - 15:43
Regional overview

The overall objective is to support Nigeria's efforts in fighting drugs trafficking, preventing drug use and curbing related organised crime in the country.



Expected results:

  • Information and evidence based on drug use, drug crime and policy impact is improved and used for policy programming;
  • Enhanced technical and operational capacity in front line agencies and services leading to targeted interventions on drugs and related organised crime;
  • The capacity to manage drug treatment, rehabilitation and prevention is improved through the creation of a reliable network of quality drug treatment service providers available for drug users.  

Main activities:

  • National surveys on cannabis cultivation and on drug use;
  • Support the Inter-Ministerial Committee on the formulation and implementation of the new National Drug Control Master Plan (2014-2018);
  • Capacity-building activities to develop and implement the institutional strategy for National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA);
  • Training for law enforcement agencies on investigations and intelligence analysis;
  • Direct support to NGO working on drug prevention, treatment and care;
  • Provision of equipment for centres and training of drug treatment professionals.  

Main accomplishments to date:

  • National surveys on cannabis started;
  • Re-activation of the Inter-ministerial Committee;
  • National Drug Control Master Plan 2015-2019 adopted by the inter-ministerial committee on drugs following a broad national consultative process (over 1200 participants) to elaborate the Master plan;
  • NDLEA Institutional Assessment and Change Management Programme endorsed by NDLEA;
  • First National Seminar for Nigeria International Standards on Drug Use Prevention;
  • Training on criminal investigation, training for prosecutors, law enforcement training;
    Development of Draft NDLEA Detention Policy;
  • Development of Draft NDLEA Complaints Policy;
  • Regional Conference in April 2016 (Representatives from 12 West African Countries and 10 international organisations);
  • NDLEA Intelligence Model – Draft developed;
  • Support bi-annual international conference on drug policy in Abuja in September;
  • Support to workshop on Drugs and Substance Use and Abuse in Calabar in October 2016;
  • 2016 National Youth Summit on Drugs and Substance Abuse Prevention in Abuja in October 2016;
  • Household Drug Use Survey- Piloting of survey in 6 states (480 households in August 2016).
  • Delivery of 15 law enforcement training courses to 387 law enforcement officers on a range of subjects including criminal investigation; criminal intelligence; law enforcement organisational management; drug prevention treatment and care sensitization;
  • Delivery of 7 drug sensitization courses to 176 NDLEA officers, including all NDLEA Commanders;
  • Delivery of drug counselling training to 34 CSOs, as well as training on proposal development, reporting writing and record keeping;
  • Continuation of partnerships with 5 NGOs, now delivering community-based drug treatment services through the support of the project. All 5 drop-in centres are operational with 875 clients;
  • Delivery and installation of equipment to 11 model drug treatment and 7 regional training hubs;
  • Development of sensitization package for school children;
  • Successful adaptation of family-based drug prevention programme “Strengthening Families Programme” to Nigerian environment completed;
  • Commencement of deployment of ICT platform for NDLEA with contract issued to vendor to install computers and internet at 15 NDLEA Commands considered as being the most strategically important. 



Source of funds:  10th EDF (CRIS ref: 2011/022-512)

Total budget (EUR): 36M

Implementing Period:  65 months (From 01/01/2013 to 31/05/2019)

Implementing agency:  UNODC

Geographical region:  Nationwide  

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