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Lagos State Government commits to tackle drug abuse

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Fatimah Idera

The Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has stated that his administration is committed to ensuring a stable society through projects to tackle drug abuse among youths in the State.

In a statement by the Governor on Wednesday during the fourth edition of the state community sensitisation and empowerment programme held at the Lagos House, Ikeja.

The Governor, who was represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Mrs Folasade Jaji, commended the Office of the First Lady for the initiatives and continuous advocacy against drug abuse.

The wife of the Lagos State Governor, Dr Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu had urged stakeholders in the community to develop a greater understanding of the consequences of drug abuse.

“The First Lady has been at the forefront of the fight against this form of abuse and I commend her for initiating programmes and projects which have complemented the efforts of our administration towards building a stable society, which is key to the administration’s policy.”

“It is a well-established fact that family is the bedrock of any society, and a stable family unit raises strong men and women capable of leading to success as the government must continue to engage the family to achieve such stability”.

“The stakeholders in our various communities have a key role to play to change the ugly narrative, and this is why we have deliberately included the ‘War against Drug Abuse’ campaign to enable participants to have a better understanding of the consequences of drug abuse.”

Ibijoko revealed that the youth needs to know the signs when one is engaging in drug abuse or illicit dealing in drugs as drugs don’t discriminate; either young or old, woman or man, boy or girl can become a victim. “This is why we must all be aware”.

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