‘Lady Pharmacists And Mothers Have Roles To Play In Stopping Codeine/Drug Abuse’ – First Lady, Aisha Buhari
As the reality of the ban on codeine for the production of cough syrups in Nigeria settle in, the Nigerian First Lady, Aisha Buhari has called for more hands to be on deck to stem and reverse the tide of drug abuse amongst youths.
Mrs Buhari made a call to Lady Pharmacists in Nigeria to ensure they act as mothers in the adherence and implementation of the directive by the Federal Government that no cough syrup containing c0deine should be dispensed without a doctor’s prescription.
The Wife of the President said this today while receiving members of the Association of Lady Pharmacists (ALP) at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
As gathered by NIGERIA NEWS, the First Lady said: “Government has done well by banning the importation of codeine for the preparation of cough syrups as well as retailing of codeine-containing cough syrups without prescription.
“There is the need for pharmacists to comply with the enforcement directive. Lady Pharmacists as mothers have special roles to play in protecting women and youths against drug abuse.”
In response, the National Chairman of the Association of Lady Pharmacists, Pharmacist Zainab Ujudud Shariff stated the commitment of the ALP to similar ideal and thereby promised to support in any way possible.