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Buhari Inaugurates Wife, Others as Members of Drug Abuse Committee
President Buhari Fights Drug Abuse
The inauguration of the committee which has the former military administration of Lagos, Brig Gen Buba Marwa, retired, as its chairman was held on Monday, December 10
Other members of the presidential advisory committee are the wife of the vice president, Dolapo Osinbajo, representatives of governors’ wives forum (north and south), Nigeria custom service, NAFDAC, NDLEA, police and others.
President Buhari also used the opportunity to condemn the menace, calling for collective action to help those enslaved by the menace to get out of it.
According to the president, drug abuse as a major public health problem in the country. He called for a collective action to help those enslaved by drugs build a new life.
“Drug and alcohol abuse are also major occupational hazards among Nigerian workers, professionals, notably drivers, which contribute to making Nigerian roads particularly dangerous.
“The drugs that are commonly abused include but not limited to alcohol, cigarettes, caffeine, Tramadol, codeine, etc.
“Today marks the beginning of another milestone in correcting the root cause of some of the ills of today’s society in order to safeguard our common existence and guarantee a brighter future for our current generation and those yet on born.
“The role is specifically targeted at decimating the disastrous havoc that drug abuse could cause on the very fabric of our society,” the president said,
“Additionally, the participation of the First Ladies is meant to spur further involvement of women and mothers in particular, in view of the significant role they play in parenting and care.
“It is therefore expected that Governors’ Wives across the federation will take the lead in replicating this intervention structure at the states and local government levels,’’ he added.