Senate urges Nigerian govt to declare state of emergency on drug abuse

The Senate on Tuesday urged the Federal Government to declare a state of emergency on illicit drugs and drug abuse in the country.

This followed the adoption of a motion titled: “Urgent need to address the menace of drug abuse in Nigeria,” presented at the plenary by Senator Babangida Hussain.

Hussain, who led the debate on the motion, lamented that Nigeria was faced with an unprecedented level of drug abuse.