Ogbomoso: Group Decries Increase In Drug Abuse

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By: BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan

President of Ogbomoso First Group,  a  Socio cultural organization, Otunba Bayo Babatunde  on Monday raised the alarm of   increasing rate of drug abuse in  Ogbomoso and its environs.

Otunba Babatunde raised the alarm in Ogbomoso while speaking at a sensitisation program organized as part of the activities marking the 2018 United Nation  Day against Abuse of Drugs and Illicit Trafficking held at professor Tunde Afolabi Lecture Hall ,Ladoke Akintola University of Technologu Ogbomoso whichalso feature the innuaguration of Drug Free Club  LAUTECH chapter.

Otunba Babatunde stressed that it was unfortunate that Ogbomoso  has the highest number of users of illicit drugs in Oyo state. saying ”  we are concerned about the future generations and we intend to catch them young

” Threats from drug is too large to be ignored,we must take  immediate action to safeguard our society, drug addiction is a draconian demon that can hold our society, we must never forget that a  thousand journey never happens at one go it take  little  efforts each day.” he said.

Otunba Babatunde then charged the law enforcement agencies to be  more effective, proactive  and adopt the tested strategies employed by other nations who have successfuly controlled the use of drugs in their countries.

Speaking, the NDLEA Ogbomoso Area Commander, Yusuff  A.A disclosed  that the “command is not relenting in its effort to reduce the influence of drugs among the youths in Ogbomoso.”, saying, “apart from holding periodic  sensitization program like this we also raid joints and  search vehicles  for illicit drug “

The NDLEA Ogbomoso Area Commander blamed the increasing rate of drugs among the youths in Ogbomoso to fertility of the land and geographical location ” adding that vehicles going to the North from the south do pass through ogbomoso and some of the vehicles are use to trafficking drugs

Onpetu of Ijeru Oba Sunday  Oyediran Olagbami Osekun 11 in while admonishing the  students  said abuse of drugs demoralizes and kill beautiful  dreams

President Elect of LAUTECH SUG  Laurel Abiodun Oluwaseun and  the president of the Drug free Society GomWalk Michael Adebowale in their separate speech commended the Ogbomoso First Group and  NDLEA for involving them in the campaign and promise to not to relent in the bid to reduce drug use and abuse in the community.

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