Lagos gov restates commitment to tackle drug abuse

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The Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has restated his administration’s commitment to ensuring a stable society through projects to tackle drug abuse among youths.

According to a statement on Wednesday, the governor disclosed this during the fourth edition of the state community sensitisation and empowerment programme held at the Lagos House, Ikeja.

Sanwo-Olu, 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.

“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. The government must continue to engage the family to achieve such stability.

“Since the inception of our administration, 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 this administration’s policy.”

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

“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 in today’s programme to enable participants to have a better understanding of the consequences of drug abuse.”

“They also need to know the signs to note when one is engaging in drug abuse or illicit dealing in drugs. 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,” she said.

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