Former President OF Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan has expressed concerns over the incessant crime wave in the country citing illicit drug consumption as a major factor.
He said this during a courtesy call paid to him by the Chief Executive Officer of the Albino
Foundation, Jake Epelle, its management and partners to appreciate him for paying the bills of persons with albinism to secure treatment.
He said the health sector in the country needed to be revamped to meet international standards.
Speaking on the high level of crime, he said with all the issues causing distress in Nigeria, incidents of mental health had suddenly become a challenge as most Nigerians were currently traumatized by the happenings in the society.
“Most of these crimes perpetrated are drug-induced because no sane Nigerian will just go and commit crime except he is high on something. Imagine starting your day with the news of killing in the morning, it leaves an impression on your mind. We need to also look into issues of mental health.
“Now, we have cults in primary and secondary schools; then, it was in tertiary institutions, but you now see children in these schools thinking of how to kill their mates. This is sad.”