Bi-Monthly Webinar: ISSUP Nigeria Knowledge Update Series (Sixteenth Session)

Abuja, Nigeria,

ISSUP Nigeria would like to invite you to their next Bi-Monthly Webinar on the topic of 'Substance Use Prevention Interventions in Schools: Alternatives to Punishment'.

Time: 2PM WAT | 3PM GMT

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Learning Outcomes:

  • To be acquainted with the components of a comprehensive school-based substance use prevention intervention
  • To learn about the importance of substance use prevention policy
  • To learn about the implementation of prevention interventions in the school setting
  • To address infractions of substance use policies with positive sanctions: Alternatives to Punishment

Presenter: Maria Mfon Ilugbuhi

Maria Ilugbuhi is a substance use prevention professional and the CEO of The Shelter Youth and Community Network; a capacity building and research organization. She holds a Master’s degree in Guidance and Counselling from the University of Lagos, Nigeria. She is a former federal law enforcement officer who served in The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) for 21 years before her voluntary retirement. While in NDLEA, she served in both the enforcement and drug demand reduction units.

Presently, Ilugbuhi is a learning facilitator, substance abuse counsellor, global trainer for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and a master trainer for The Colombo Plan Drug Advisory Programme. She has been involved in the pioneering and implementing of many evidence-based trainings and initiatives in Africa, Asia and Europe.

She recently won an award for her excellent contributions to the implementation of the UNODC's "Response to Drugs and Related Organized Crime in Nigeria" Initiative (an EU funded Project) where she engaged with major stakeholders and key populations in law enforcement and drug demand reduction.

She is a member of the Counselling Association of Nigeria (CASSON), International Society of Substance Use Prevention and Treatment Professionals (ISSUP) and other professional bodies.


Dr. Martin O. Agwogie, National President, ISSUP Nigeria Chapter

Dr. Bawo O. James, Publicity Secretary/Mobilization ISSUP Nigeria Chapter


Webinars and online events delivered and hosted by the International Society of Substance Use Professionals (ISSUP) are provided for informational purposes only. They are educational in nature and do not constitute medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

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