Senate To Tinubu- Declare War On Drug Abuse
The Nigerian Senate has asked President Bola Tinubu to immediately declare a state of emergency on drug abuse in Nigeria so as to safeguard the future of the country.
This resolution was a sequel to a motion on the growing menace of illicit drug use and other mind altering substances across Nigeria, during plenary.
The sponsor of the motion Senator Babangida Hussaini had in his lead debate noted that Nigeria is presently facing a rise in drug abuse which has reached an unprecedented level, transforming from a mere transit route in the 1990s, into a country filled with drug abusers and drug traffickers all over its land space.
Several lawmakers who contributed during the debate expressed worry over the use of mood altering or psycho active, performance-enhancing drugs, dependency drugs as well as abuse of prescription drugs.
The Senate also directed its committee on NAFDAC, Drugs and Narcotics to liaise with relevant federal government agencies to convoke a National Summit on the state of drugs and narcotics abuse in the country.