“The call centre will eliminate the obstacles standing in the way of those that genuinely need help as we will be guaranteeing them the confidentiality they need. Similarly, the toll-free number, 0800-10203040, and the website, ndleahelpline.com.ng, will help the public to pass valuable information, report incidents and ask for help.”

The Chairman of MTN Foundation and former Minister of Health, Julius Adelusi-Adeluyi, said the tech giant would continue to support the NDLEA to rid Nigeria of illicit drugs.

He said, “We feel happy that the MTN Foundation has become an intimate part of the programs of the NDLEA. We feel that the task ahead is just beginning and the NDLEA needs a lot of support.

“In Nigeria today, very many people are on drugs but few are manifesting it. That’s why the foundation of the MTN decided some five years ago to join the struggle to reduce addiction, drug abuse, and substance abuse in this nation.

“And in the NDLEA, we have found a very good and cooperative partner. We want to assure you, General, that we will continue to walk that path with you Insha Allah.”