Sunday, 26 August 2018


The number of women in Nigeria indulging in drug abused to help them go through difficult times is rising every day.

This action is, of course, not deliberately done by some. Research has it that some unscruptolous roadside eateries and bukateria mix their delicacies with concoctions to induce addiction to their meal, making their customers “loyal” to their services and boast their sales.

The Assistant Director, Drug Demand Reduction Division (DDRD) of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Pharm.(Mrs) Clara Anyanwu, who disclosed these trends to reporters at the weekend, identified “noodles” as one fast food such unscrupulous food sellers prepare with drugs and serve  customers.

Mrs. Anyanwu said this informed why some people would by – pass many locations and go some distances away to patronise a particular food vendor, whereas there are other food sellers nearby.

She spoke shortly after delivering a talk – shop on ‘abnormal drug use: the modern vices militating against elevation (of youths) by God,’ at the 2018 National Youth Convention of the Fresh Anointing International Church, Km 58, Lagos – Abeokuta expressway, Akinale, Ogun State.

Anyanwu revealed that the degree of youth and women involvement in drugs abuse is “scary and serious,” hinting that the official “standard statistics” on drugs abuse in the country and demography of people affected, would be made known soon by the appropriate Federal Government ministry.

She said Nigerians should “stop living in denial” over drugs abuse, saying aside tramadol which was banned because of its abuse, people are “mixing things” unimaginable and consuming them to get high and as a  escape from worries.

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