The 7th Annual Constituency Stakeholders’ Meeting in the 40 Constituencies within Lagos State was held yesterday at different locations.
The Assembly Member Representing Kosofe Constituency II, Honourable Femi Saheed received Kosofe Constituency II Stakeholders at the Mascara Health Centre, Ketu where the meeting was held and was agog with Constituents.
The event began with opening rendition by the anchor. A minute silence was however held for Late Senator Bayo Osinowo and Barr. Tunde Braimoh who was the Chief Host of the 5th edition.
The welcome speech was delivered by the Chairman Agboyi Ketu LCDA, Mayor Dele Osinowo who warned the audience on the adverse effect of drug abuse. He charged the seated audience, particularly the students to brace up for the future with serious commitment to their studies whilst shunning social vices like drug abuse that could endanger their lives.
In the same vein, the Lawmaker representing Kosofe Constituency II who doubles as the Chief Host in his keynote address welcomed everyone to the 7th edition of the Annual Constituency Stakeholders’ meeting holding simultaneously at 39 other venues in Lagos State. Theme: The increasing wave of drug abuse: A threat to Nation building. He opined that the theme for this year is timely and accurate to correct a swaying generation of drug peddlers amongst the youth. He further reiterated that the event is aimed at sensitizing residents, parents, teachers, organizations, religious and professional bodies, also individuals on the disturbing trend of drug abuse in our society and the danger it portends if not nicked in the bud.
Some drugs he highlighted but not limited to are cannabis, tramadol, marijuana, loud, smoke, codeine while the various dangerous mixture is being experimented leading to novel psychotropic substances such as Monkey tail, Skoochies, Revlon, Colorado etc.
A representative from the NDLEA and Kosofe Education District also addressed the audience stressing the importance of shunning drug abuse as a recipe to achieve national human capacity development.
Constituents further engaged the facilitators during the Questions and answer session.
The session rounded up pretty well with commendation for the Lagos State House of Assembly for organising such a timely Stakeholders’ meeting to address a germane issue of national importance.