Libido Boosting Drugs’ Vendors Are On The Loose In Nigeria, By Ismail Saidu
Posted On Oct 5, 2017
The progress and development of any society deeply depends on how proactive and productive its citizens are. Science, technology, pharmacology military power and education in general have become major indices of a country’s effectiveness in aspects of development or economic progress.
Drugs abuse is a major concern in Nigeria. Regulatory agencies must regulate the indiscriminate selling of sex-enhancement drugs to reduce the drugs abuse and its negative effects on our economy.
In most Nigerian cities, one major way to identify a bus-stop or motor park is the hullabaloos emanating from the loudspeakers mounted on automobiles which are used by Libido enhancement drugs vendors. They move their cars from one motor park to another using obscene, filthy language and nude photos to promote Viagra and other sexual enhancement drugs. Astonishingly, these self-taught doctors inspired by poverty have claimed to cure Haemorrhoids (Piles) and protracted sexual-transmitted diseases like Syphilis and Gonorrhoea.
A conjunction of traditional herbs, capsules and liquid concoctions are found in their coffers to treat these diseases. This perilous business has been excelling since the 90s till date with large patronage. People are given the guarantee of getting to a round 3 to 4 during sexual intercourse or having a quick remedy to sexual virus. Most of the time, the stories end calamitously for the patients who seek help from them.
Nowadays, female vendors have emerged but with a different marketing strategy of the house to house delivery. They also use the social media to advertise and sell out their products. In essence, in their efforts to beat the whips of poverty, people, men and women have went berserk selling pills, tablets, herbs, tonics and lubricants from house to house, in parties, in bus-stops, motor parks and even in religious places or gatherings with claims for a dramatic improvement of sex life, quick cure for sexual virus.
One is forced to ask, is sex our major problem in Nigeria? Or is it that the governments at all levels are less concerned with health matters of the masses for allowing unqualified people to sell drugs which are exposed to heat or unpleasant weathers? The growing trend in the business of sex drugs has precipitated drugs abuse among young and old generations in Nigeria for the purpose of gaining ecstasy and sexual pleasures. These drugs that people binged on for ecstasy are no doubt dangerous for their health.
For anyone struggling with it, poor sexual performance can be a real concern. The only way to safely and effectively improve your sex life with pills, is by taking medicines prescribed to you by a registered doctor, after a proper discussion about your needs and personal medical history. Many sex problems are related to psycho-sexual or diet issues. Consult with a doctor or registered psycho-sexual therapist to discuss which treatment options might be available to you. Psycho-sexual therapist and dieticians are crucial at this moments.
There should be campaigns on the negativity of abuse of sex-enhancement drugs in public places. To fold our arms to allow this business continue without regulation by the government simply because we don’t patronise it, is like allowing a mad man with a grenade to throw at you before you act. Government should regulate this business.
I believe, shying away from our drawbacks will not mitigate or placate the problems but rather aggravate them. An once of prevention is worth a pound cure
#ASCODI says #YourHealthMatters
Ismail Datti Saidu
Program Director at Action for Sustainable Community Development Initiative