West Africa: Former Nigerian President Obsanjo wants an overhaul of drug laws

  • 11-09-2018 Photo credit: Guardian Nigeria


    Former Nigerian President Olusegun Obsanjo is urging West African governments to overhaul their drug laws.
    Former President Obsanjo wants governments to decriminalize personal use and prioritize treatment as a response to rising substance abuse in the region.
    The former Nigerian leader underscored the importance of channeling resources into fighting large-scale trafficking, which he said was undermining regional democracy.
    Mr Obsanjo spoke to WADR’s Adolphus Mawolo on Tuesday at the lunch of the Model Drug Law for West Africa.