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Drug Abuse: Experts Call On Parents To Watch Over Their Children

by Silverbird News24

As parts of efforts to eraducate drug abuse among Nigerian youths, various experts and stakeholders have emphasized the need of the greater roles to be played by parents in ensuring that their children are dissuaded from consumption of illicit drugs.

This declaration was made by speakers at the lecture organised by the All Youth Reoriented Initiative to mark this year’s edition of International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.

Speaking at the lecture with the theme: “Effect of Drug Abuse, Who Suffers Most? The Society or The User” which was organized on weekend , the lecturers commended the organizer of the lecture saying it was timely and necessary.

Dr Solomon Abiodun said parents should not follow the old training method of bullying their children but they should draw them nearer and counsel them on the danger of the drug abuse.

While delivering his opening remark, the Chairman of the occasion and founder of Harvarde College of Business Science and Management Studies, Abeokuta, Dr. Adebayo Oluwatosin commended the organization for initiating the lecture to sensitise the students on drug abuse.

The Legal Adviser of the All Youth Reoriented Initiative, and the Project Coordinator of the Drug related issue of the organization, Barrister Isaac Izunya on his part also corroborated the other speakers, saying the parents must be close to their children and keep watch over them.

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