The House of Representatives has announced that they won’t uphold the legalization of marijuana also known as Cannabis in Nigeria.
Buba Marwa, the Chairman of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) had appeared before the committee for budget defence.
Addressing the NDLEA boss, the Chairman of the House Committee on Narcotics, Francis Agbo stated that the committee is considering a change to the NDLEA bill to guarantee sufficient funding for the office.
However, Agbo noted that that the 9th Assembly will not sign any bill which supports the legalization of marijuana in Nigeria.
He also called for tougher sanctions against drug peddlers, saying;
“We are not supporting the so-called legitimization of Cannabis.
This committee is not fronting for that bill, is not proposing that bill because we know very clearly that Nigeria is a heavy user of Cannabis.
So if there is so much madness, killings and so on in the country now, if we legitimize Cannabis, the madness would quadruple.”
This comes after popular singer, Burna Boy stated that the reason why marijuana is yet to be legalised in Nigeria is hypocrisy.