Bukola Saraki has developed two draft bills for legislation to tackle the menace of drug abuse in the country.
The proposed bills are: National Drug Control Bill and National Mental Health Bill.
It also seeks to establish a central mechanism to facilitate collaboration among law enforcement, regulatory and public health authorities in line with the National Drug Control Policy.
The Bill further focuses on proactive law enforcement and regulatory measures towards the eradication of the illicit importation, production and trafficking of controlled substances.
It also criminalise the diversion, distribution or otherwise dispensing of controlled substances without a prescription or license.
The proposed law guarantees the protection of the rights of people with mental illness and stipulates that mental health practitioners and facilities no longer engage in practices that are harmful to people with mental health and substance use disorders.
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