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Round Table A: Statement from Nigeria

Nigeria recognises the statement made by South Africa about diversion of substances like ephedrine, Nigeria would like to mention that they have closed 2 labs in the last one and a half years and have apprehended multiple consignments of precursors.

They would like to propose 3 approaches measures to prevent diversion:

The problematic issue for countries is in making clear estimations about how much precursors are needed for legitimate medical uses. We need to build effective collaboration between government organisations non-governmental organisations and international organisations. This will go to provide appropriate intelligence and data, especially looking at the supply chain.

The second measure is capacity building, guarding the supply chain is multi-task and that capacity should be in the regulatory process.

The third measure is funding. Nigeria states that the UNODC needs to lobby member countries to get adequate funding.

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