The discussion regarding marijuana legalization in Nigeria has resurfaced, with a video circulating online in which Nigerian musician Azeez Fashola, better known as Naira Marley, appears to confirm that the drug has been authorized in the country.
The footage surfaced shortly after Naira Marley professed support for the War on Drugs. Naira Marley reportedly paid a visit to the NDLEA (National Drug Law Enforcement Agency) Boss, Brigadier General Buba Marwa Rtd, at the agency’s headquarters in Abuja on August 17th, 2023.
Naira Marley can be seen in a video clip circulating on Instagram making a special announcement to his record label members. He says that cannabis, a hard drug that was previously illegal in Nigeria, is now legal. Naira Marley attributes his success to colleagues for working together to make this supposed dream a reality, leading to a jubilant celebration among them.
As anticipated, the video created a diverse range of reactions among viewers. Some individuals interpreted it as a playful joke or humorous content, referring to it as “cruise” in Nigerian slang. These viewers likely consider the video to be a lighthearted and fictional scenario, not to be taken seriously.
On the other hand, there were those who held contrasting opinions and took the video more seriously. These viewers might be concerned about the potential misinformation being spread or the implications of such a statement if it were true. They might question the accuracy and reliability of the video’s content, especially given the legal and societal significance of drug legalization.
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