Can it get worse than this? Science Students have moved on to a more ‘organic’ stuff - donkey urine.

In case you are thinking this is impossible, this is coming from the Commander of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, in Enugu State, Anthony Ohanyere.

He was expressing worry over abuse of not only illicit drugs but normal drugs at a summit organised by the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria in Enugu on Wednesday.

He noted that drugs considered naturally to be useful to life and unavoidable in sustaining life were now being combined to produce negative results.

“For example, our agency has just discovered that donkey urine is now being used in place of Codeine and Tramadol,” he said.

At the summit, Nigeria’s Health Minister, Prof. Isaac Adewole asked drug manufacturers to stay away from fake or substandard drugs.

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The minister warned that the manufacturers need to shun substandard drugs to curb addiction and drug related issues in Nigeria.

Adewole, represented by a director in the ministry, Dr. Salaudeen Jimoh said substandard drugs posed serious security and health hazards.

According to him, those abusing drugs cannot be called criminals but those who sell and manufacture drugs beyond the recommended standard are the criminals.

“When many people are now involved in substance abuse, the security of the state and the nation at large will be in trouble. The state of the nation will be in trouble, and the health of the nation will also be in trouble,” he said.

The minister said war against illicit drug and abuse should be a collective effort of all Nigerians because it could lead to social vices like kidnapping, armed robbery and cultism.

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