In­ten­sify fight against il­licit drugs

Sunday Trust - - VIEWPOINT - Kemi Ade­bayo, Ikoyi, La­gos State.

Ev­ery day, news­pa­pers across the coun­try are awash with re­ports about il­licit drugs con­sump­tion. A re­port re­leased not too long ago showed that young men and women are the high­est con­sumers. Some­thing ur­gent needs to be done on this mat­ter be­cause the drugs be­ing con­sumed are very dan­ger­ous to health.

Young men who are en­gaged in the con­sump­tion of the drug some­time delve into crime. Tack­ling this men­ace is a her­culean task but I be­lieve that it can be achieved if all hands are on deck.

Gov­ern­ment, tra­di­tional, re­li­gious lead­ers and par­ents must rise up to the oc­ca­sion. Par­ents should mon­i­tor their chil­dren and en­sure that any changes no­ticed are ad­dressed as soon as pos­si­ble. Re­li­gious lead­ers should in­clude the is­sue in their ser­mons as well.

Also, rel­e­vant au­thouri­ties should make sure that any­one caught with il­licit drugs is made to face the full wrath of the law. We have to pro­tect our youths and guide them aright so that they can in­deed be the lead­ers that we de­sire as a na­tion

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