The Chairman Presidential Advisory Committee for the Elimination of Drug Abuse, Brigadier Gen. Mohammed Buba Marwa on Thursday in Katsina declared Nigeria has about 15 million drug addicts.
Marwa, who described the development as alarming, further put the global average rating of drug use and abuse at five per cent.
He however stated the rating for Nigeria was 15 percent.
The former Lagos State Military Administrator spoke after leading members of his committee to the Katsina Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).
He said: “We have an emergency situation before us regarding the issue of drugs abuse in Nigeria.