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UNODC unveils strategic vision for Nigeria

The Federal Government has launched the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, UNODC strategic vision for Nigeria 2030.

During the launch in Abuja, the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami said the UNODC strategic vision for Nigeria would strengthen and promote justice and the rule of law in the country.

Mr. Malami who was represented by the Acting Solicitor General of the Federation and Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Justice, Mr. Benjamin Okolo urged stakeholders in Ministries, Departments, and Agencies, MDAs, to support the UNODC’s vision which sought to address organized crime, ensure a balanced response to drugs, improve the rule of law and bolster resilience.

The Executive Director, UNODC, Mr. Ghada Waly, represented by Mr. Oliver Stolpe said the strategic vision was targeted at providing more safety to Nigeria, its government, and institutions from drugs, crime, corruption, terrorism, and illicit financial flows.

Mr. Stolpe reiterated the Agency’s support to the country through its five priority areas including promoting and providing access to healthcare services to citizens.

Reporting by Ifeoma Nwovu, editing by Daniel Adejo