The Director General, National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Management (NAFDAC), Mojisola Adeyeye disclosed that 70 p.c of youths basically, the younger boys, abuse illicit medicine in Kano.
Adeyeye, who disclosed the alarming determine yesterday in the course of the flag off of youths Towards Drug Abuse Marketing campaign held in Kano, hinted that current survey revealed that prescribed drugs abuse are fast-emerging public well being challenges particularly in Northern Nigeria.
Additionally in Kano, spouse of the President, Aisha Buhari and Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, yesterday advocated cultural and household reorientation as main panacea in the direction of addressing the endemic drug abuse within the nation.
Whereas Buhari most well-liked tackling the basis trigger slightly than criminalising the abuse of the substance, the emir nevertheless agitated for drastic measure, together with acceptable sanctions towards abusers and peddlers.
Adeyeye regretted that younger women and girls in Kano are deeply concerned in arduous medicine, calling on household help to inculcate cultural and spiritual values in youngsters with a purpose to information them.
Equally, the Nationwide Drug and Legislation Enforcement Company (NDLEA), Kano Command, mentioned it has seized illicit medicine to the tune of 10 tons between January and December 2018. Commander in-charge of Kano, Ibrahim Adamu made the disclosure yesterday at a press briefing held in Kano.
Sanusi attributed the rising abuse of medicine in Kano to poverty, unemployment, out of college youngsters and inhabitants explosion, urged involved authorities to tighten safety of borders to examine smuggling of tramadol and different illicit medicine coming into the nation.