Federal Government Vows To Tackle Tobacco Use By Children In Nigeria
Written by Olarotimi Oshin on October 28, 2023
The Federal Government has reaffirmed its commitment to tackle tobacco use by children in Nigeria.
Dr. Jamila Ibrahim, Minister of Youth and Social made the commitment in Abuja on Friday when Ms Bintou Camara, Regional Director, Tobacco Control Programme (AFRO) Campaign for Tobacco–Free Kids paid her a courtesy visit.
Ibrahim said that tobacco smoking among children was a big challenge facing the country.
The minister added that Nigeria needs to partner and collaborate with relevant stakeholders to educate Nigerians to understand the health implications of tobacco smoking among young people.