By Akinola Tomiwa
Together we can build a drug-free nation!!
To commemorate the 2022 United Nations International Youth Day, I organized a drug free campaign during the #carringtonyouthweek in partnership with Lagos State Youth Ambassador( Ikeja Division) at Abesan Youth Centre Alimosho Lagos which was attended by young teenagers between Age 12-19.
Substance abuse is a global issue and it’s very important to play our roles individually and collectively to put an end to the illicit use of drugs among youths in order to have a sane society.
Subtance abuse has destroyed the lives of many youths over the years and according to the 2019 world drug report released by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) some 35 million people are estimated to suffer from drug use disorder.
I must celebrate the young teenagers for being agents of change and for being part of the program. Also, I implored them to raise this awareness in their respective communities and among their friends.
A drug-free Nation is possible