The European Union has donated vehicles to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) and National Agency for Food Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC).
The presentation was made at the United Nations House, Abuja, by the EU Deputy Head of Delegation, Mr. Richard Young.
The support is part of an ongoing project, Response to Drugs and Related Organised Crime in Nigeria funded by the EU while the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) are the technical partners.
The Toyota Hilux vehicles were distributed based on the outcome of an assessment carried out on the agencies.
10 vehicles were given to NDLEA and one to NAFDAC.
According to Mr. Young, the objective of the EU project is to support the country’s fight against narcotics.
“This project is to support Nigerian Government in its efforts to fight illicit drug production, trafficking and use. It is also to curb related organized crime including counterfeit narcotics and psychotropic substances.”
The NDLEA Chairman, Col. Muhammad Abdallah, thanked the EU, UNODC and other partners for the donation, which he said was one of several benefits of the project.