The federal authorities has been urged to take proactive measures to reverse the prevailing recession and stimulate financial progress to scale back the growing price of melancholy and psychological sickness within the nation.
Talking to journalists in Awka, on Tuesday, State Chairman of the Nigeria Crimson Cross Society, Professor Peter Katchy warned that, if unchecked, growing psychological dysfunction amongst Nigerians would adversely have an effect on the socio-economic lifetime of the nation.
Nigerian Tribune gathered that the World Well being Group (WHO) famous that about fifty million Nigerians are affected by some type of psychological sickness and Nigeria has Africa’s highest caseload of melancholy and ranks fifteenth within the frequency of suicide whereas lower than ten per cent of mentally ailing Nigerians have entry to the medical care they want.
Professor Katchy stated that poverty can result in psychological sickness particularly issues like melancholy and defined that financial hardship as presently skilled within the nation may enhance the speed of melancholy, alcoholism, drug dependancy and abuse of different intoxicants which may result in lawlessness and enhance within the crime wave that might put strain and probably overwhelm the safety construction of the nation.
He famous that Nigeria is blessed with sufficient sources to enhance the lives of the plenty and referred to as for environment friendly and even handed administration of the sources to create extra employment alternatives and scale back financial strain on the individuals.
Professor Katchy harassed the necessity to eschew tribal and non secular variations to make sure that competent fingers are engaged in key sectors to drive the economic system.
Additionally talking, a retired nurse, Mrs Martha Okoli, requested dad and mom to take heed to cough syrup they provide to their kids to keep away from giving them intoxicants that might hurt their psychological well being.
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