Anti-drug agency sensitise youths against abuse

Yinka Salaam, Osogbo

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Nigerian society is faced with serious threats due to incessant attacks on innocent people by cultists, particularly in the higher institutions of learning

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Osun State command has alerted the Nigerian youths on the dangers of drug abuse.

The agency also cautioned the youths on cultism and hooliganism; asking them to strive to be responsible citizens.

The Head of the Drug Demand Reduction Unit of the agency, Dr Funmi Ofoha gave this charge at a lecture during a sensitisation programme organised by the Jam’atu Ta’awunil Muslimeen Iwo City Hall, Osun.

He highlighted the consequences of drug abuse, cultism and hooliganism and warned Nigerian youths to stay away from tendencies that could either predispose them to dangers or ruin their future.

Continuous support
Dr Ofoha commended the leadership of Jam’atu Ta’awunil Muslimeen for organising the lecture and assured the group of continuous support from the NDLEA.

The Amir (President) of Ta’awun, Dr Shafi’i Abdul-Azeez Bello noted that experiences had shown that the Nigerian society is faced with serious threats due to incessant attacks on innocent people by cultists, particularly in the higher institutions of learning.

“The emergence of thugs and hooligans has sporadically increased in our society under the wrong influence of drug abuse. The actors of this phenomenon are mostly youths who are expected to be the leaders of tomorrow,” he said.

The royal father of the day, the Oluwo of Iwoland, Oba Abdulrasheed Adewale Akanbi lauded Dr Bello as well as the organisation and assured them of his unwavering support, particularly on youth development.

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