Drug abuse: ''Ban codeine syrup now'' Sokoto governor, Aminu Tambuwal urges FG
Worried by the rampant abuse of the cough syrup by youths and even married women, particularly in the Northern region, Sokoto state governor, Aminu Tambuwal, has called on the Federal government to ban the sale of syrups that have codeine as part of its constituents.
Governor Tambuwal made the appeal when he spoke at a workshop on Addiction and Prevention held at the Sultan Maccido Institute of Quran and General Studies, Sokoto yesterday March 20th.
Represented by the state Commissioner of Health, Dr. Balarabe Kakale, aGovernor Tambuwal said the cough syrups with codeinde should be banned because they are not saving lives.
The Federal Government should ban the sale of codeine in Nigeria because they are not life saving drugs.” he said