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Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Senate Wants Nigerian Govt To Ban Production,Importation And Circulation Of Sniper....

The Senate on Tuesday, July 9 urged the Federal Government to ban the production, importation or circulation of sniper, an insecticide currently used to commit suicide.

This followed a motion sponsored by Sen. Theodore Orji (PDP-Abia) and 15 others on the rising incidence of suicides among Nigerians.

Orji, while making his presentation noted with grave concern, the rising cases of suicide, particularly among young Nigerians.

He said suicide could be prevented particularly when family, friends and close relatives of the person contemplating suicide provided support, either by way of encouragement, listening to them or removing means of committing suicide such as dangerous drugs and chemicals, especially sniper.

He also said that it is worrisome that the number of Nigerians taking their lives had assumed a frightening dimension, saying that government, religious institutions and other relevant corporate bodies have not addressed the ugly situation in the country

Orji said that there is need to create awareness on how to control stress and depression by government, religious institutions and other relevant corporate bodies and the establishment of trauma centres across the federation.

This, he said would also reduce the rate of suicide in the country.

Contributing, Sen.Rochas Okorocha (APC-Imo) said many Nigerians were committing suicide because they were not happy.

He said the government should find out why people were not happy and why they were talking their lives.

Okorocha, therefore advocated for the creation of a government Department or Ministry of Happiness to address the problem.

Adopting the motion, the senate also urged the federal government through the Ministry of Information, National Orientation Agency (NOA), Ministry of Health to create awareness on how to control stress and depression.
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  1. useless govt,they should create jobs and better standard of living...sniper is not the only way to commit sucide

    1. Exactly. Instead of them tackling the root cause, they are cutting branches. As if people won’t look for other harmful things to use in committing suicide.

  2. Haha ,so this Rochas carry ministry of happiness come Abuja. Na person business they wan spoil so and that is not the best move because there are thousands of substance, suicide minded person can use to take his or her life,kno b Only sniper they kill,rat medicine and others does the same work even hypo.Not good atall for the producer. They wan sendam go village b dat

  3. Somebody's business oh. If the person decides to become a kidnapper now eh

  4. Foolish senate, is drinking sniper the only way to commit suicide? People are suffering, no employment and cost of living is high. Selling sniper is someone's source of income and you want to ban it? You foolish lawmakers will only make the country worse.

    1. They should ban it. It killed the girl that used it on her hair
      A house product should not be so strong it can kill just by getting in contact with your body. Every civilized nation tried to keep easily harmful products away from customers

  5. For what?? What sort of country is this ? Why den no ban rope na?

  6. So they dont know the solution yet. You people shld just alleviate or erradicate poverty, create employment and its opportunities. Imrroved medical facilities and condition of living and watch suicide being reduced to the minimal.

  7. Ask that Senator Iberiberism what his sister and the ministry achieved in Imo State. NOTHING ..... LOOTERS!!

  8. just imagine their sense!!!!!!!😏😏😏


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