UNITED NATION CONVENTION ON THE PREVENTION AND CONTROL OF NARCOTIC DRUG AND PSYCHOTROPIC SUBSTANCE A CASE STUDY OF DOMESTIC IMPLEMENTATION IN NIGERIA

ABSTRACT

This long essay was to access the united nation convention on the prevention and control of narcotic drug and psychotropic substance: a case study on domestic implementation in Nigeria. The broad objective is to explore the influence of drug law agents’ perception of drug offenses and their criminal prohibition as well as interrogate the institutional challenges of NDLEA in executing Nigeria’s narcotic drugs and psychotropic substance prohibition strategy through documenting and analyzing the experiences of NDLEA field officers. The primary sources include the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended) and Guidelines will be consulted and some other Statutory Enactments and Case Laws; while the secondary sources include Textbooks, Articles from reputable journals, internet materials and other relevant materials necessary to enhance the credibility of this research. Nigeria’s drug control policy is neither evidence-based nor informed by scientific evidence or reflective of the country’s socio-cultural and economic realities; it is a mere continuation and blanket application of the decree that domesticated the 1988 UN Convention against Illicit Trafficking of Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances. It was however recommended that Federal Government should enhance the level of agencies concerned with combating narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances to general directorates or enhance their structure in accordance with the magnitude of the problem and underlying risks.

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