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Presidential Committee Seeks Scrap Of Alcohol Adverts

Buba Marwa appeared on Channels TV’s Dawn Day by day on February 24, 2020


The Presidential Advisory Committee for the Elimination of Drug Abuse has really useful chopping out adverts for leisure medicine like alcohol to discourage its use.

The Committee’s Chairman, Brig. Gen. Buba Marwa, revealed this on Monday whereas being interviewed on Dawn Day by day over the nation’s drug abuse downside.

“You really can’t say zero-alcohol because people have the rights,” he stated. “But when you consume more than is required and perhaps you are caught driving drunk, you know there is a penalty. So these penalties also have to be enforced.”

READ ALSO: Nigeria Is ‘Finished’ If Drug Abuse Not Tackled – Marwa

Marwa’s committee was constituted in December 2018 and submitted its report back to the President in October 2019.

However the report has not been applied as it’s being reviewed by a second committee chaired by the Secretary to the Authorities of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha. 

In accordance with Marwa, the second committee is anticipated to fulfill later this week and he could be “surprised” if its implementation doesn’t “start in another month.”

“The drug control scourge in Nigeria, unless it is tackled, we are finished,” Marwa stated.

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