following the drug abuse on codeine syrup by the citizens of Nigeria, most especially the youth ,Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State on Tuesday called on the Federal Government to totally ban Codeine syrups in the country.
Tambuwal made the call while speaking at a Senate Rountable on Drug Abuse held in Kano.
The two-day programme was organised by the Senate as part of the measures to address the drug use crisis in the country with a view to finding a lasting solution to it.
The Governor, who was represented by the Sokoto State Commissioner for Health, Dr Balarabe Kakale, said banning the syrup was necessary to check its indiscriminate use and rampant abuse by youth.