Our National prestige and honour are not spared of the gruesome effect of the social malaise called drug abuse. Many Nigerians traveling abroad are subjected to derogatory search at the points of entry into other countries. This has destroyed our International image as many Nigerians are found to be carriers and couriers of these hard drugs.
Drug abuse also leads to severe psychiatric cases we have around in the country . Several youths take drugs such as cocaine, India which affects the brain. Many crimes in the country can be linked to drug abuse. The high rate of criminal activities is a pointer to the danger inherent in drug abuse. Armed robbers and the like operate under the influence of drugs which make them to be so daring and ruthless in their nefarious activities.
It is therefore certain that Drug abuse as posed lots of danger to our society and the government has to do something about it. Our people need to be enlightened about the dangerous consequences of drug abuse. Mass enlightenment Campaign should be organized by the government. In addition the government should promulgate a law which forbids the sale of drugs and the common open markets and there should also be law which forbids a chemist from selling drugs to the public without prescription paper from a doctor or a pharmacist. Religious bodies also have a role to play in educating the public about the dangers of drug abuse. Let’s join hands erase this misdemeanor.