A concerned twitter user, @Ozo1Naija shared photos of empty codeine bottles he found littered on the streets of Abuja, to show the adverse increase rate of drug abuse among Nigerian youths.
In his tweet, he wrote;
“Are We Winning This War Against Drug Abuse At All? I Walked About 300 metres This Morning In Gwarinpa (Abuja) And Counted Over 100 Emptied Bottles Of Codeine And Other Substances Disposed In The Drainage Ways Of One Street. They Tend To Take These Substances And Further Endanger The Lives Of Those Who They Come In Contact With. Most Of These Drug Abusers Are Still Teenagers. Those Who Sell These Codeine Substances Need To Be Checked. They Make So Much Profit From The Sale Of It Than They Make Selling Any Other Item They Have In Their Pharmacy”