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Foundation warns students, youths against drug abuse


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The Save Our Women and Girls Foundation (SOW & G) has joined in the fight against drug abuse among students and youths.

It recently organised a seminar for selected schools in Lagos State with a view to educating them on the dangers and consequences of drug abuse and how to avoid addiction.

The event tagged ‘Let’s Do Drugs’, which was was metaphorical, featured presentations from experts, schools’ heads and other stake-holders on how to curb the menace among youths.

The Executive Director of the foundation, Ambassador Unyime-Ivy King said: “The event is part of activities to mark the International Day of Families. The foundation decided to focus on drug abuse because of its negative effects on families.

A representative of the National drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Mrs. Julie Ugwu, said a healthy nation consists of healthy citizens. She appealed to youths to shun actions and habits that could affect their health, thereby affecting productivity, and ultimately affecting the development of the country.

In his paper, ‘The Effects of Drug Abuse on Families in Relation to Climate Change; Mr. Desmond Majekodunmi identified climate change as the major cause of drug abuse, saying “when a country or city is hit by natural disasters like earthquake, tsunami or fire, the affected people resort to drugs as a way out of depression.

To reduce the effects of climate change in the environment, Majekodunmi called for more focus on clean energy.


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