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House Of Reps Wants National Policy On Drug Abuse Initiated

The House of Representatives has urged the Federal Government to initiate a national policy on drug abuse.

This is sequel to a motion sponsored by Henry Nwawuba from Imo State, on the urgent need to sensitize Nigerians on the danger and wide spread use of the drug Chrystal meth by Youths.

The lawmaker who noted that the drug was highly addictive and capable of destroying a person’s mentality expressed concern that many homes, especially in the South East are currently facing the dangers and effects of the drug.

Contributing to the debate, the deputy minority leader of the house, Toby Okechukwu, stressed the need for the house to engage the National Drugs law Enforcement Agency NAFDAC, to see how the agency can be assisted in tackling the problem.

Another lawmaker from Anambra State, Linda Ikpeazu, argued that the menace if not addressed immediately will make Nigeria a nation of retarded youths.

Adopting the motion, the house mandated the NDLEA to re-strategize further on its enforcement and enlightenment capacity to cover the mode and cure for the Meth addiction, which has no medical treatment at the moment.

Aisha Adesanya/Abuja

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