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.