President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Thursday, lamented that drug abuse has develop into a hazard too troublesome to disregard in Nigeria.
Lawan made the comment whereas assuring Nigerians that the Nationwide Meeting wouldn’t permit the denigration of the nation’s worth by way of drug abuse.
The Senate President, who was represented by the Chairman, Committee on Well being, Senator Yahaya Ibrahim Oloriegbe spoke whereas declaring open a Public Listening to on the Nationwide Medication Regulation Enforcement Company Act 2004.
Lawan stated the Nationwide Meeting would strengthen regulatory mechanisms to make sure that the menace of drug abuse is curbed in Nigeria.
In keeping with Lawan: “Equally vital is that drug abuse has develop into a hazard. Whereas we might usually establish abuse with the youths, rising proof reveals that it cuts throughout all social strata.
“What this implies is that increasingly more persons are resorting to harmful mechanisms for escape. The consequence of that is a number of, as has been proved.
“We (Nationwide Meeting) have severally demonstrated that we can not permit the degeneration of our values, by way of medicine, and different substances, contemplating our concerted quest for progress.
“The Invoice earlier than us is one more try at strengthening the regulatory mechanism on drug abuse, following loopholes within the extant regulation.
“It additionally flows from the common development of reviewing or updating legal guidelines, after operational experiences, as a step in the direction of perfection.
“The Senate and the Nationwide Meeting will at all times guarantee enhancements in extant legal guidelines in step with our disposition to develop our democracy, by solidifying current acts.”