NAFDAC Warns Women Against Drug Abuse

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The National Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has warned women against drug abuse. NAFDAC through Mrs Roseline Ajayi, the Deputy Director and Kwara State Coordinator of NAFDAC gave this warning while speaking to newsmen on Tuesday in Ilorin.
The organization noted that the abuse of drugs is becoming prevalence among women and the agency had stepped up its awareness campaign against drug abuse and misuse through enlightenment on dangers and consequences of drugs abuse.
Speaking to news men she said ” I have heard the story that drug abuse is quite prevalence among ladies and I think it is about the environment where they live.

“In an environment where alcohol is consumed freely, where you have frustration, joblessness and pressure in the home-front, people tend to take solace in something and they go after doing something that will make them forget about their sorrow.

“Because of the stigma that women might face if they come out openly that they take drugs, they do it clandestinely by lacing soft drinks with hard drugs to prevent people from suspecting them.”

She said the agency is ready to partner with the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) to combat drug abuse and she called on the government to reduce the rate of unemployment so that the rate of drug abuse will be reduced.

She said “When youths are gainfully engaged, they will be busy; their minds will not go into illicit drugs consumption.”

Source: Vanguard.

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