Barns the importation of codeine syrup
calls for support from security agency
70% of codeine found its way into Nigeria through sambisa forest
drug control bill and health control bill for those who have been affected
It could be recalled that the
President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Tuesday, commended the BBC Africa, ‘Africa Eye’ documentary ‘Sweet Sweet Codeine’ that details the widespread prevalence of drug and substance abuse in Nigeia
“The widespread nature of this substance abuse problem in Nigeria is why the Senate convened the stakeholder Roundtable on Drug Abuse that held in Kano where they developed a draft Legislative framework for the control of narcotics and psychotropic substances and the provision of mental health and substance abuse services in Nigeria.
“With the Drug control law that is about to be introduced, the mandate of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) and the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration Control (NAFDAC) and other relevant law enforcement and other regulatory bodies will be strengthened to eradicate the illicit production, and trafficking of controlled substances.
The Senate cohesively rose against the abuse of codeine use in Nigeria during plenary on Wednesday.