UN Drug Report: Nigeria Is The 2nd Producer Of Marijuana In Africa

Employing at least 70% of the workforce in Nigeria, agriculture remains one of the most important industries in the country.

For numerous crops such as cassava, yam, oil palms, and maize, Nigeria remains among the world’s leading producers, helping to maintain the country’s international presence and participation in trade.

However, on the darker side of agriculture in Nigeria lies a massive network dedicated to the production of one substance in particular: cannabis.

According to the 2019 report released by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and sighted by OMGVoice.com, it confirms that Nigeria is one of the world’s suppliers of cannabis.


Analysis of the various indicators over the period 2010–2017 has shown that cannabis cultivation and production occur to a large extent in the following African countries (in descending order of estimated potential magnitude of cultivation and production): Morocco, Nigeria, Eswatini, the Sudan, South Africa, Malawi, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Ghana.


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