The Nationwide Company for Meals and Drug Administration and Management (NAFDAC) stated Nigeria is sitting on a keg of gun powder as a result of what it described because the excessive charge and prevalence of drug addicts throughout the nation.
The company stated it was stunning that Nigeria was main even past the worldwide protection of drug abuse globally.
The Director, Public Affairs, NAFDAC, Dr Abubakar Jimoh, stated this on Saturday.
NAN studies that Jimoh stated the company has a median conservative estimate of about 15 million people who find themselves on medicine and three million of them might be conveniently known as drug addicts.
In response to him, this improvement had compelled the company to conclude that the extent of drug abuse has led to the excessive degree of violence, kidnapping, terrorism, armed theft and even harmful driving by some Nigerian drivers.
He stated most youths below the age bracket of 19 to 22 and even mother and father, each female and male, have critically engaged in taking exhausting concoction.
Jimoh recalled that NAFDAC had lately destroyed billions of Naira value of containers loaded with tramadol and different associated exhausting medicine which if it had ordinarily gone into circulation would have destroyed a number of lives.
He additionally disclosed that NAFDAC had shifted away from being only a mere regulatory company of public well being establishments, however now a key driver within the current transformation agenda in altering the diversification of the economic system.
He stated that NAFDAC was controlling the chemical compounds imported by the petrochemical industries into the nation.