Drug Abuse: Over 3 Million Bottles of Codeine Consumed On A Daily Bases in Kano and Jigawa

Drug Abuse: Over 3 Million Bottles of Codeine Consumed On A Daily Bases in Kano and Jigawa

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1. The need to check the rising menace of pharmaceutical drug abuse among youths especially in northern Nigeria. By Sen. Baba Kaka Bashir

Members of the Nigerian Senate, on Tuesday, raised the alarm over the consumption of over three million bottles of codeine syrup daily in Kano and Jigawa States.
 
The lawmakers also revealed that the 19 northern States are not exempted from the growing menace of drug abuse, especially among young girls in tertiary institutions.

Sen. @oluremitinubu adds that women resort to intake of drugs as a result of emotional negligence from their male partners and urges..

The Red Chamber said the uncontrollable abuse has destroyed mothers in homes, as they use codeine and other drugs as an escape from their abusive relationships.
 
Lawmakers also revealed that secondary school students consume cough syrups regularly.

Senate resolved to:
(I) Mandate it’s Joint Committee on drugs and Narctics and Health to come up with a report to the Senate on the needed..

They said pharmaceutical drug abuse is threatening a generation of Northern Nigerian women including, young girls in tertiary institutions, working class ladies, married women, unemployed women, displaced women from the Boko Haram insurgency, among others.

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