Anti-Substance Abuse Programme (ASAP)

MTN Anti-Substance Abuse Programme is a multi-stakeholder and sectoral behaviour change initiative aimed at reducing the rate of first-time substance abusers amongst young Nigerians aged between 10-25 years. The intervention is hinged on Awareness Creation, Information Dissemination, Stakeholder Engagement, and Empowerment.

Activations have been carried out in motor parks, markets, primary, secondary, and tertiary institutions with advocacy walks and stakeholder conferences in Lagos, Imo, Rivers, Bauchi, and Kano states. National conferences are held in partnership with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Nigeran Drug and Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) to commemorate the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.

In 2023, we executed an advocacy walk in 2 states, Lagos and Abuja, a stakeholders conference in partnership with the NDLEA, UNODC, and other key stakeholders in the substance abuse space. Also, we executed the second unplugged training for 180 secondary school teachers across 6 states (Delta, Imo, Lagos, Gombe, Kaduna, and Abuja) and a virtual quiz competition held among 54 students from 18 secondary schools across 6 states (Edo, Oyo, Nasarawa, Enugu, Katsina, and Adamawa).

SDG Alignment:

SDG 3 – Good Health and Well-being

SDG 17 – Partnerships for Goals