This was opined on the opening ceremony of a 3-day coaching/workshop on Proof Primarily based Drug and Substance Abuse Prevention and Administration within the office for employees of Central Financial institution of Nigeria (CBN) organised by GISA in collaboration with 17 objectives Africa Initiative held at Sheraton Resort, Ikeja, Lagos, lately.
Martin Agwogie, founder/government director, World Initiative on Substance Abuse (GISA), mentioned the coaching isn’t just about focusing on the CBN employees however theNigerian workforce and establishments to construct their capability.
Based on him, “We’re beginning with CBN employees and Nigerian Port Authority staffs which suggests we now have CBN Workers and NPA employees for this coaching. They play crucial position within the economy of this nation and nationwide growth.
Agwogie famous that what his organisation intends to attain on the finish of the coaching isincrease in productiveness as science of examine has proven that implementation of proof primarily based substance in opposition to prevention within the office makes use of absenteeism to as a lot as 93% as a result of individuals who have the substance use problems go to hospitals extra usually and as such scale back productiveness of such people.
“In most cases they do not go to work because of their health conditions or hangover and so on. So what we intend to achieve is that the workforce which of course plays critical role in the development of every nation needs to be targeted for evidence based substances prevention and the workplace is one of the settings where substances prevention can be delivered”, he mentioned.
Co-Chair of 17 Targets Africa Initiative,Kayode Oluokun mentioned that in December 2018, President Buhari arrange a committee on substance abuse in Nigeria and the report that was launched in March 2019 exhibits that Nigeria has the very best quantity of individuals concerned in medicine with about 14.Three million individuals concerned in substance abuse in Nigeria.
“Substance abuse destroys life, can destroy your family and can also destroy your future so that’s why we need to take this issue serious among our talents in Nigeria”, he mentioned.
Joseph Paul Yusuf from the safety service division of the CBN, mentioned after the coaching he would practice his colleagues on how one can steer clear of substance abuse and illicit substances so as to improve productiveness on the work place.