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Codeine addiction: Nigerian Senate to introduce drug control, mental health bills

Codeine addiction: Nigerian Senate to introduce drug control, mental health bills

The President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has commended the BBC Africa’s “Africa Eye” documentary: “Sweet Sweet Codeine,” that detailed the widespread prevalence of drug and substance abuse in Nigeria.

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In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Sanni Onogu, Saraki stated that documentaries like “Sweet Sweet Codeine” are real-life attestations on the need for Nigeria to take its drug abuse problem more seriously.
“The widespread nature of this substance abuse problem in Nigeria is why the Senate convened the stakeholder Roundtable in Kano in December,” the President of the Senate said, adding: “Even though I have been working on this issue for a few months now, watching the BBC documentary was another eye-opener. Nigerians can now see that if care is not taken, we could be sitting on a catastrophe. We cannot all just fold our arms and expect this issue to fix itself. This is everybody’s problem.Codeine addiction: Nigerian Senate to introduce drug control, mental health bills

Codeine addiction: Nigerian Senate to introduce drug control, mental health bills

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