Group pledges to transform illicit drug riddled youths in Kano
Worried by the increasing rate of illicit substance abuse in Kano, a private health facility has pledged to set up a scientific rehabilitation centre to reduce the menace.
Addressing journalists yesterday in Kano, the Chief Executive Officer of the private healthcare company, Hadi Al-Mustapha, disclosed that the new rehab centre is targeted at addressing rampant cases of abuse of codeine substances across the country.
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) recently revealed that at least one in every six residents in Kano abuse illicit substance.
Although, NDLEA believed that Kano is not known among the list of states where illicit substances are manufacture, statistics indicated that the state is an epic centre and flourish route where traffickers channel narcotic substances.
Al Mustapha stressed that the rehabilitation centre will parades first class rehab personnel and equipments that will be accessible to Nigerians of all class, regardless of social status.
He stressed that the rehabilitation centre project, which is designed to run for duration of five years, will help to restore the bedeviled future generation under the yoke of the abuse codeine substances.
He said “with increasing challenge of those who crossed from cure to addiction, we now have a designated first high caliber not for profit scientific rehabilitation centre in Kano and Abuja.
“Part of the frontline capacity of the rehabilitation facility is that patients, who complete the routine detoxification of their system, will be scientifically endowed with the body immune means that will help them reject any codeine related substance from their body system.”
According to him, the healthcare firm in confronting the challenge, has announced the launching of an innovative cough syrup that is rid of codeine substance into Nigeria.
“The target behind the production is aimed at giving access to medication that cannot be abused under any guise, which most times, in turn harm the productive capacity of the future generation.”