Drug Law Enforcement In Nigeria And Their Enforcement

Subject :

Civic Education

Topic :

Drug laws and their enforcement

(A). Meaning of drugs trafficking

(B). Consequences of drug trafficking

Class :

Primary  6/ Basic 6


Term :


Third Term

Week :

Week 6


Instructional Materials :

  • Sample of Nigerian Drug laws
  • Sample of Nigerian law
  • Interactive posters
  • Wall charts with pictures relating to the topic that is being taught



Previous Knowledge :

The pupils have previous knowledge of

Drug abuse and the implications of taking drugs without doctor’s advice


Behavioural Objectives :  At the end of the lesson, the pupils should be able to

  • Mention Some Nigerian Drug laws and their enforcement.
  • Say the Meaning of drugs trafficking
  • Mention the Consequences of drug trafficking
  • Say the illegal sources of illicit drugs



Content :


Drug laws are written rules and regulations that regulate the manufacture, sales and use of drugs in any society. Nigeria as a sovereign state has its own rules and regulations that regulate the manufacturing, sales and use of drugs within its sovereignty.


Drug Trafficking : Drug trafficking law deals with the people that get themselves involved in illegal production, sales, manufacturing and buying of illegal and illicit drugs.

Drug Traffickers : These are drug smugglers and barons whose job is to manufacture, produce, sell or buy illegal and illicit drugs.


Nigerian laws frown at the production, manufacture, sales or buying of illegal or illicit substances. Anybody that is caught in the process or found guilty may pay a huge fine or be sentenced to life imprisonment.


Consequences of Drug Trafficking 

  1. Youths are exposed to dangerous drugs
  2. Social image of a drug trafficker is ruin
  3. Nationals of a drug trafficker are embarrassed at international airports by subjecting them to rigorous and thorough scrutiny.
  4. Many youths are induced to commit more social crimes under the influence of hard drugs


Sources of illicit or illegal drugs 

  1. Club houses
  2. Motels
  3. Hotels
  4. Sports viewing centre’s
  5. Beer parlours
  6. Motor parks
  7. Under bridges
  8. Road side hawkers
  9. Cultivated plantation
  10. Uncompleted or abandoned buildings


Penalties For Drug Traffickers 

  1. Loss of personal belongings
  2. Loss of property
  3. Imprisonment
  4. Payment of fine
  5. Death




The topic is presented step by step


Step 1:

The class teacher revises the previous topics


Step 2.

He introduces the new topic


Step 3:

The class teacher allows the pupils to give their own examples and he corrects them when the needs arise


Evaluation :

  1. What is drug trafficking
  2. Who is a drug trafficker
  3. Mention three sources of illegal and illicit drugs



Conclusion :


The class teacher wraps up or conclude the lesson by giving out short note to summarize the topic that he or she has just taught. The class teacher also goes round to make sure that the notes are well copied or well written. He or she does the necessary corrections when the need arises.


Assignment :

Prepare for the next lesson by reading about

(A). Agencies responsible for enforcing drugs Laws e.g NDLEA, custom and exercise

(B). Functions of drugs laws enforcement agencies



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