Nigeria’s Well being Minister, Prof. Isaac Adewole has disclosed that Nigerians at the moment are sniffing Lizard excrement, amongst different weird issues to get ‘excessive.’
He said this whereas receiving members of the Presidential Advisory Committee on Elimination of Drug Abuse, PACEDA, who had been on an advocacy go to to the ministry.
Adewole who mentioned no fewer than 2.5 million bottles of codeine had been recalled from circulation throughout the nation by the Federal Authorities, famous that Nigerians have moved from taking hashish sativa, popularly referred to as marijuana, to another weird substances.
It could be recalled that BBC reported this case in 2002 that some Nigerians used Lizard droppings as different to cocaine.
“Since we banned Codeine syrup within the nation, until at present, over 2.5 million bottles have been recalled, and we is not going to relent in guaranteeing that this menace is curbed to the barest minimal.
“Drug points should not restricted to Northern components of the nation.
“I think about this occasion a worthwhile funding and a clarion name on all of us to rise to the event to save lots of lives and restore the dignity of man.
“After I see folks speaking in regards to the Northern half as probably the most harmful in terms of drug consumption, I’ll say, the South-West states should not ignored.
“The medication generally abused in Nigeria embody hashish, codeine-containing-medications, tramadol and different opioids, benzodiazepines, cocaine and heroin.
“However, it’s stunning to know that Nigerians have moved from taking hashish sativa, popularly referred to as marijuana, to another weird substances.
“Lizard excrement, latrine fumes, garbage dump fumes, paint fumes, gutter fumes, dry cow dung are being consumed. There are different but to be recognized substances which might be additionally abused.
“I have to say that organising this committee is an effective transfer to curb this menace in our nation,” nextedition quoted the minister as saying,
Describing the continued rise in drug abuse within the nation as worrisome, he urged PACEDA to not solely have a look at the difficulty of codeine but in addition the weird substances abused within the nation.
“The necessity to educate the folks on the risks of drug abuse has known as for concern since they’ve moved to sniffing these weird substances.
“We should additionally have a look at learn how to rehabilitate and reintegrate them into society to grow to be higher folks within the nearest future,” he added.
Recall that the committee was arrange by President Muhammadu Buhari to assist these hooked on laborious medication to construct new lives.