A non-profit organisation, United Breed Foundation, has partnered with law enforcement agencies, Amuwo-Odofin Local Government Area and churches to sensitise residents on the dangers of hard drugs and drug abuse.
The convener of the foundation, Anthony Abakporo, at an awareness campaign in the Amuwo-Odofin area of Lagos State, drug abuse had caused a lot of vices in society.
The walk which was themed, ‘Walk Against Hard Drugs and Harmful Vices,’ was initiated to sensitise parents and society on the threat of hard drugs and how it could be curbed.
“It will shock you to know that children in primary school now use hard drugs. We are trying to penetrate the schools through the Parent-Teacher Association. Parents need to be close to their kids, check their phones always and monitor them strictly to ensure they are not into drugs or in a cult.
“These are things they are picking up from the environment around them and we need to let our children and youths know that these dangerous activities would lead to destruction and death,” Abakporo said.
He said the foundation had helped to rehabilitate a number of young people, given them new skills and opportunities to get back on track.
The Chairperson of Amuwo-Odofin LGA, Valentine Buraimoh, who was represented by his Chief of staff, Mr Olusegun Idris promised to support the foundation.
He said all hands must be on the deck to curb the menace that had reached an alarming rate.
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