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Communique From Kano Roundtable On Drugs And Substance Abuse

2018-05-01T14:59:37+00:00 May 1st, 2018|Health, Legislature|

#SenateTacklesDrugAbuse (Monday, December 18th to Tuesday, December 19th 2017) Following expert presentations, analysis and deliberations leading up to, during and following the roundtable, the following key observations regarding the expected outcomes were made: 1. There was a critical paucity of data on drug use, prevalence, trends and patterns in Nigeria, and there is an associated [...]

Drug Abuse: This is Everybody’s Problem

2018-05-01T15:00:10+00:00 May 1st, 2018|Health, Legislature|

President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Tuesday, commended the BBC Africa, ‘Africa Eye’ documentary ‘Sweet Sweet Codeine’ that details the widespread prevalence of drug and substance abuse in Nigeria. In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Sanni Onogu, Saraki stated that documentaries like ‘Sweet Sweet Codeine’ are real-life attestations on the [...]

Senate Initiates 2 Bills To Fight Drug Abuse

2018-04-07T06:54:03+00:00 April 1st, 2018|Health|

As an outcome of the roundtable convened by the President of the Senate, Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki, in December last year in Kano on the rising drug abuse in the country, the Senate has developed two draft bills for legislation to tackle the menace. The proposed bills are: National Drug Control Bill and National Mental [...]

Illicit Drug Use: Senate Moves to Establish Rehabilitation Centers Across the Country

2018-02-20T14:40:36+00:00 February 20th, 2018|Health|

Following its December Roundtable, which was aimed at addressing the Drug Use Epidemic across the nation, the Senate, today, passed a Motion calling on the Federal Government, through the Ministry of Health to establish rehabilitation centers in each of the 36 States of the Nation. In a Motion sponsored by Senator Jeremiah Useni and nine [...]

Aftermath of Kano Round-Table, Senate Unfolds Plans to Tackle Drug Menace

2018-02-15T11:13:10+00:00 February 15th, 2018|Health|

Arising from its roundtable conference on drug abuse in Kano last month, the Senate on Thursday unveiled a comprehensive framework aimed at providing effective leadership and governance for cases of mental health and substance abuse in the country. The plans, according to a statement from the Media Office of the President of the Senate, include [...]

Saraki Reiterates Senate’s Commitment To Tackle Drug Abuse

2018-02-15T08:56:49+00:00 February 14th, 2018|Health|

President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has reiterated the resolve of the 8th Senate to tackle the menace of drug abuse in the country, even as he pledged that the Red Chamber will continue to ensure that women and children are respectfully treated both in the schools and work places. Saraki spoke yesterday [...]

Saraki Calls On Nigerians to Join the Fight Against Drug Abuse

2018-01-02T09:49:24+00:00 January 1st, 2018|Health|

President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Monday called on Nigerians across the nation to join the fight against drug abuse. Reacting to reports that the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN), is set to inaugurate a ‘Codeine Control and Other Related Matters Working Group (CCRWG)’, Saraki stated on his personal Facebook and Twitter [...]

Universal Health Coverage A Right

2017-07-25T03:51:26+00:00 July 24th, 2017|Health|

President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has described Universal Health Coverage (UHC) as a right of all Nigerians, irrespective of their stations in life. Saraki who disclosed this during the launch of the Legislative Network for Universal Health Coverage in Abuja on Monday, according to a statement by his chief Press Secretary, Sanni [...]

Speech By The President Of The Senate At The Launching Of The Legislative Network For Universal Health Coverage

2017-07-25T03:31:49+00:00 July 24th, 2017|Health, Speeches & Remarks|

SPEECH BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA, HIS EXCELLENCY, SENATOR (DR) ABUBAKAR BUKOLA SARAKI, AT THE LAUNCHING OF THE LEGISLATIVE NETWORK FOR UNIVERSAL HEALTH COVERAGE,ON MONDAY 24TH JULY, 2017. Protocols; 1. It gives me great pleasure to be here at this occasion for the launching of the Legislative Network [...]

Saraki Urges Nigerians To Embrace Preventive Healthcare Strategies

2017-04-27T15:46:00+00:00 April 26th, 2017|Health|

...Leads Senate Leadership to Immunize Children Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has called on communities to embrace preventive healthcare strategies like immunization, in order to prevent the outbreak of preventable diseases. Saraki gave the charge while speaking to reporters at the National Assembly Clinic, where he led the Senate leadership to administer Oral Polio [...]

CSOs Commend Senate Over Meningitis Response

2017-04-06T12:26:31+00:00 April 5th, 2017|Health|

A coalition of over 40 Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), that work to ensure equitable access to vaccines in Nigeria, has commended the 8th Senate for its resolution, which called for meningitis vaccination to be made free in public healthcare facilities across the country. In a statement signed by Dr. Chizoba Wonodi, the national convener of [...]

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