The Wife of Vice – President of Nigeria, Mrs.Dolapo Osinbajo has appealed against the use of hard drug ,
She made this known when the Presidential Advisory Committee on the Elimination of Drug Abuse paid a courtesy and advocacy visit on the Hon. Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, who is also a member of the Committee, in Abuja, recently.
Mrs Osinbajo noted that the drugs that are commonly abused include cigarettes, caffeine, Tramadol and codeine.
“The Committee would ensure that Health Facilities across the country will not only heal drug user’s body but their minds, ensuring those free from drugs addiction do not get back to it”.
The Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole debunked the myth that drug abuse is common in Northern Nigeria.
“The notion people have about Kano State is not true. People in other states like Lagos, Rivers, are involved in drugs”
“The working group should look at the codeine and other related drugs and enforce ban on its production, distribution and sales ’’
The Former Military Governor of Lagos State, Brig Gen Buba Marwab(rtd), who is the Chairman of the Committee, pledged that the Committee would interact with critical stakeholders charged with the responsibility of putting an end to the issue of drug abuse in the Country.