AUGUSTINA OKINEDO

Ondo State House of Assembly
says the fight against drug abuse should a collective effort of all stakeholders and the society.

The Speaker of the House, Mr Olamide Oladiji, made statement while hosting the Zonal J Commander, of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Mr Parah Julius Bawa in his office.

Receiving the Zonal Commander on behalf of the Speaker, his Deputy, Prince Abayomi Akinrutan, explained that Ondo State Government would join the Agency in putting in place awareness programmes and advocacy aimed at combating illicit drugs across the State.

the speaker, emphasised that no meaningful development can take place in a drug ridden society hence parents, stakeholders and individuals must enlighten the society on the danger inherent in drug abuse.

in an address, the Zonal Commander, Zone J of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Mr Parah Julius Bawa said over 14 million people in Nigeria engage in various drug related offences every year as such various Houses of Assembly much enact stiffer laws against it.

Mr Bawa also called for the introduction of teaching against drug abuse in school Curriculum at all levels.

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