Terminal campaigns against drug abuse, illicit trafficking

APM Terminal, Apapa, has demonstrated its resolve to fighting drug abuse as it took part in sponsoring this year’s International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Drug Trafficking.

A statement by the terminal operators said that the global event highlighted the physical and psychological impact of substance abuse, drug overdose deaths and drug-related humanitarian crises, with the aim of eliminating the menace from society.

The event which was themed, “Addressing Drug Challenges in Health and Humanitarian Crisis”, had secondary school students, members of the National Youth Service Corps, government enforcement agencies, community leaders and traditional rulers from the community as well as other port stakeholders as part of the audience.

According to the statement, the General Manager, Legal and Corporate Affairs, APM Terminal Nigeria, Chinenye Mirian Deinde said, “It was a collaborative and interactive workshop comprising participants in the maritime industry and port community.

“This shows commitment to partner with the NDLEA to curb the menace of drugs coming in through the seaport,” Deinde said.

Also speaking, the Government Relations Manager at APM Terminals Apapa, Kayode Olufemi Daniel, said, “APM Terminals was a proud supporter and sponsor of this year’s program and this gesture was highly appreciated by the Nigerian Drug Law Enforcement Agency. We look forward to more collaboration with the NDLEA towards building a drug-free Nigeria. The fight against drug abuse is a collective one which requires the involvement of everyone not just enforcement agencies,” Daniel added.

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