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30 THOUSAND BOTTLE OF CODEINE (COUGH SYRUP) ARE CONSUMED IN NIGER STATE DAILY AND ABOUT 3MILLION BOTTLE IN NIGERIA

The Development Initiative of West Africa DIWA, revealed that from research conducted in Niger state about 30 thousand bottles of codeine are consumed daily that is cough syrup and about 3million in Nigeria in order to make themselves high.

The alarming revelation was made during DIWA quarterly awareness program tagged #Ban Codeine in Naija, the sensitization awareness program organized to enlightened the general public was held at Islamic Education Trust IET, the Niger State DIWa chief Executive Officer Mallam Musa Mohammed El-Sani, stated that the cough syrup is mostly consumed by the Youth and women.

Mallam El-sani said the society is confronted with a painful antecedent of people consuming codeine to attain a certain high psychological and emotional status that is negative to the brain and body, El-Sani stressed that codeine had contributed to the high rise in crime, kidnapping, raping, terrorism and killings in the country.

In a video presentation, DIWA explained that the Pharmaceut…