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Senate President Bukola Saraki. Facebook

Senate President Bukola Saraki has expressed happiness over the anti-codeine campaign by the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN).

In a post on his social media pages, he called on Nigerians to join the fight against drug abuse to tackle the menace in the country.

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Saraki was reacting to reports that the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN), is set to inaugurate a Codeine Control and Other Related Matters Working Group (CCRWG).

He said: “It’s great to see the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN) taking an active stance against the abuse of codeine and other drugs after the #SenateTacklesDrugAbuse Round-table. This is a welcome development.

“As the PCN constitutes this group to control the distribution of codeine and other drugs in Nigeria, my colleagues and I in the 8th Senate will continue working to provide the necessary legislative interventions to fight #DrugAbuse across the nation.

“As we begin a new year, I call on other groups to join this fight to curb the widespread abuse of drugs in communities across the country. The more people that we have saying no to drugs — the more multifaceted Nigeria’s approach to fighting #DrugAbuse will be.”