On the back of its effort to curtail drug trafficking in Nigeria, the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) collaborated with The Center for Ethical Rebirth Among Young Nigerians (CERANY) to educate secondary school children on the negative impact of illicit drug use. This is part of a nationwide campaign on drug abuse and insecurity kickstarted by the two organisations earlier this month.
Speaking at the Tudun Wada Government Secondary School in Abuja, NDLEA’s Assistant Commander of Narcotics, Mrs. Precious-Oyutu Obiageli advised students to be careful about what they eat when they attend events.
“There are people who eat cookies, some prepare them along with illicit drugs, some add narcotic substances to drinks as a kind of fun, you have to know what you are eating at a given time,” she said.
Mrs. Obiageli also advised the students to be mindful of the kind of company they keep to avoid being influenced by their peer groups, as well as avoid drug users. She called on the students to join anti-drug abuse clubs in their schools and to always listen to drug education to learn more about the negative impacts of drug abuse.
Mr Chuks Akamadu, the president of CERANY, tasked the students to make further research about those who illicit drugs have ruined their lives. He listed public figures who had ruined their successful careers because they were addicted to drugs.
“You must not follow your peers on the path of destruction, it is the foundation you have in your high school that determines your life to a certain extent,” he advised.