Rising Suicide Rate: Omokri Proposes a National Suicide Prevention Scheme

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Due to the escalating suicide rate in the country, social media influencer and opposition figure, Reno Omokri has prosed that President Buhari set up a National Suicide Prevention Scheme to stem the tide of the growing menace.

Omokri also calls for the ban on Sniper, a highly poisonous insecticide that has become a rampant tool for suicide in recent times. he advocated that Sniper should be highly regulated if allowed to be sold in the market.

“Dear President Buhari, SUICIDE is at epidemic levels. I urge you to set up a National Suicide Prevention Team. Ban sales of SNIPER and similar substances. But most importantly, address the nation and give hope to the hopeless. God bless you,” Omokri said via a tweet on Wednesday morning.

“Many Nigerians don’t understand how the banning pharmaceuticals work. In advanced nations, substances, like sniper, are regulated. Before you can buy them, you need a certificate or a prescription. We need this. These substances shouldn’t just be available for sale to just anyone.”

Many prominent Nigerians, including former Vice President Atiku Abubakar have spoken out about the alarming suicide rate in the country.

Last week, a 400-Level student of the University Of Nigeria Nsukka committed suicide by drinking sniper.
The suicide note reads: “Forgive me. In case you are the one who found the body, I am really sorry. It had to be someone you know.

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