KWDCC takes drug abuse campaign to the grassroots Stephen Olufemi Oni, Ilorin

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The Kwara State Drug Control Committee (KWDCC), in collaboration with the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) and the Office of the First Lady of Kwara State, has taken the mass mobilisation campaign against drugs abuse to the grassroots in a bid to sensitise the rural populace on the dangers of drug abuse and its dire consequences on the society.

The Commissioner for Health, Dr Amina Ahmed El-Imam, disclosed this on Tuesday during a sensitisation programme at Ijara Isin community in Isin Local Government Area of the State.

The Commissioner, who was represented by the Deputy Director of Pharmaceutical Services, Pharmacist Olalekan Salako, highlighted the effects of drug abuse which include untimely death and mental disorder, urging the youths to desist from taking any hard drugs which could destroy their lives and future.

Dr El-Imam called on the people at the grassroots to shun all forms of drug abuse to enable them build a healthy society.

In his remarks, the representative of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, Chief Superintendent Narcotics (CSN) Samsudeen Amali, charged community leaders to take up the campaign and the sensitisation of youths in order to build great future leaders, which, he said, is the aspiration of the Governor of Kwara State, Mallam AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq.

Also speaking, a member of the Committee, Alhaji Wahab Ajibola, advised the youths of Ijara Isin Community not to encourage the use of hard substance, due to the severe consequences of such indulgence.

The Olusin of Ijara Isin Oba Ajibola Julius represented by the Baale of Ijara Isin, High Chief Enoch Bamikole thanked the State Government for waging the war against all acts capable of destroying the lives of youths, pledging the support and collaboration of the Community leaders.

In attendance at the mobilisation campaign were the Kwara State Drug Control Committee members, NDLEA staff, the traditional council of Ijara Isin, religious leaders, youths, men, women, students and teachers of Ijara Isin Community School.

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