Covenant University dropout shares sad story
A 28-year-old former student of Covenant University took to social media to narrate how he was introduced to marijuana and how the drug has ruined his life.
The Covenant University dropout with the Twitter username Naija Class Captain said he was a bright, intelligent child who tried the substance just to experiment in his secondary school days, but it became a part of his life and it got so bad that he began to steal to fund the lifestyle.
As a result, he dropped out of Covenant University.
He is still trying to get his life under control but, from the look of things, it hasn’t been so easy.
Read the thread below:
Recall that it was recently on the media that a 24 year old final year student died after taking alcohol, codeine, tramadol and cannabis at a party.
@ipinnusamuel wrote then:
“A 24-year old final year student has died after taking alcohol, codeine, tramadol and cannabis at a party.
According to Twitter user @imperatorduduosa, ‘ he attended a party where he ingested an unknown quantity of liquor, codeine syrup, tramadol and marijuana. He ended up with bleeding from nostrils and mouth. And intractable seizures. He died in ICU”
Tramadol is a narcotic-like pain reliever used to treat or moderate severe pain.
A public hearing organised by the Senate Joint Committee on Drugs and Narcotics and Health in Abuja held recently was based on a motion entitled “The Need to Check the Rising Menace of Pharmaceutical Drugs Abuse among Youths in Nigeria”.
It was revealed that 50 tonnes of Tramadol was recently destroyed in Kano alone.
Director, Technical Services of the agency, Mr Femi Oloruntoba, said there were laws guiding the use of controlled drugs like Tramadol and Cocaine and what was needed was enforcement of the laws.
“In 2016, about 31 different substances were abused in Nigeria,” he said.