The leadership of National Youth Council of Nigeria in Ikosi-Isheri, Agboyi-Ketu and Kosofe local branches under the umbrella of NYCN Greater Kosofe organized a Walk Against Drug Abuse with the theme “Addiction Kills Ambition” on Saturday, October 9th, 2021. The WALK was an advocacy and awareness on the prevention of drug abuse amongst youths in Kosofe and its environs. The common vices in the nation, such as cybercrime, cultism, hooliganism, banditry and arm-robbery cannot be unrelated as the consequences of youth engagement in drug abuse. The walk procession, in colorful green and white attires, commenced 8am from Mile 12 BRT Park through Ikorodu Road to MKO Abiola Garden at Ojota.

During the landmark walk, different forms of advocacy and awareness (ranging from road talk in 5 dialects – English, Yoruba, Hausa, Igbo & Pidgin; musical support, placards and the likes) on the prevention of drug abuse among Nigerian youths were being made by officers from NDLEA, NAFDAC, Secondary school students, Special/Physically challenged participants and NYCN members.

The group believe the “WALK” will go a long way in re-orientating and sensitizing the youths and people in Kosofe environs and Lagos State at large on the dangers, effects and consequences of drug abuse.

The group urge all stakeholders not to let the advocacy stop with the walk; let the campaign continue across communities in our respective locations until we have a Drug-free Lagos State and achieve the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 3 – Good Health & Well-being.

It is not over until it is over, the team appreciates the following Personalties: Executive Chairmen and the Legislative arms of the 3 local governments – Ikosi-isheri LCDA, Agboyi-ketu LCDA and Kosofe LG – The House of Assembly Members – Kosofe Constituencies I & II – House of Reps Member, Kosofe Fed. Constituency – Lagos State Ministry of Youth & Sports Development – Commissioner for Lagos State Audit Service Commission – Lagos State Commissioner of Police & The Nigerian Police Force, Area H Command – Cheche Foundation – NDLEA (National Drug Law Enforcement Agency) Ikorodu Area Command – NAFDAC (National Agency for Food & Drug Administration and Control) – ISSUP (International Society of Substance Use Professionals), Lagos State Chapter – Dr. Azeezat Yishawu – Alhaji Awofeso Rasheed (Child Protection Network) – Lagos Neighborhood Safety Corps (LNSC), Kosofe, Agboyi-ketu & Ikosi-isheri Divisions – Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, LASTMA – Department of State Services, DSS – Lagos State Executives of NYCN – Ikosi High School, Ketu. – LAMATA and Primero – TVC/Globe Telly – Peachy Visuals – Special/Physically Challenged People, Greater Kosofe – Mile 12 Fuji Star: IGITIRUWE Jabbar

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