December 14, 2016

NAFDAC commences anti-codeine abuse campaign

NAFDAC commences anti-codeine abuse campaign

Patients are advised to buy drugs only from a registered pharmacy with the green cross RX sign.

By Chioma Obinna

Worried about the rising cases of drug abuse among Nigerian youths, the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, has launched a major crusade on drug abuse in Lagos State.

The campaign, which is part of the agency’s Anti- Drug Abuse Campaign, is aimed at sensitising and enlightening the people on the dangers of inappropriate drug use, particularly codeine.

Speaking at the launch of the campaign to youths, market women and drivers in Surulere Local Council Development Area, LCDA, the Acting Director General of the agency, Mrs Yetunde Oni, lamented that the abuse of codeine among youths has become worrisome.

Oni, who was represented by the agency’s Chief Public Relation Officer, Mrs. Christiana Obiazikwor, urged youths to desist from inappropriate use of drugs.