Drug abuse -abstinence is key as drug abuse is becoming a norm and regular practice among our youths and even among our adults today. However, the Assistant Inspector General of Police, Zone 2, Lagos State, Adamu Ibrahim, has urged youths to refrain from drug abuse and its addicts. He added that it could lead to family disintegration, economic hardship, low self-esteem and wastage of human and material resources.
According to him, stopping youths from going into crime is a tested and workable strategy. This strategy he added had been taken upon by institutions and nations across the world.
Ibrahim also made a statement on Tuesday during the 2017 National Youth Summit on Crime Prevention organised by the African Youth Initiative on Crime Prevention. The summit was in collaboration with the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs.
He also advised and counselled the youths to be of good character and practise good lifestyle. He stated that they were the pillar upon which the society would flourish.
“Let us educate our youths against drug abuse and as well teach them how to ignore crime and be great ambassadors and good citizens of our great country,” he said.
In his admonition, the chairman of the occasion, Mr Eze Eluchie, a barrister, said that the future of the country is largely on the soldiers of today’s youths with the right value, aptitude, capacity and character building.
However, speaking at the event was the President of AYICRIP, Chris Ibe, who said that the summit was focused on creating awareness on dangers/effects of drug and substance abuse.
“We want to build and have a platform for interaction and sharing of ideas for our youths against drug abuse. Whereby they will be actively involved in the fight against drug and substance abuse and illicit trafficking in Nigeria and Africa,” he added