KWDCC Takes Drug Abuse Campaign to Ijara Isin


(Cross section of Community members of Ijara Isin at the Occasion.)

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 have taken the mass mobilization campaign against drugs abuse to Ijara Isin Community in a bid to sensitize the people on the dangers of drug abuse and its dire consequences on the society.

The Commissioner for Health, Dr Amina Ahmed El-lmam disclosed this today during a sensitization programme at Ijara Isin Community town Hall, Isin Local Government Area of Kwara 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 deaths and mental disorders, urged youths and students to desist from taking any hard drugs which could destroy their lives.

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 contributions, the representative of National Drug Law Enforcement Agency,  Chief  Superintendent Narcotics (CSN) Samsudeen Amali, charged Community Leaders to also take up the Campaign and the sensitization of youths, in order to build great future leaders, which 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 never 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 in the State, pledging the support and collaboration of the Community leaders.

In attendance at the mobilization 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.



Falade Gbenga
Press Secretary
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