By: Ifeanyi Okonkwo (Anambra),
Corp members, serving in Awka South Local Government Area ( LGA) of Anambra State, have intensified efforts in making sure that the society is educated on the menace of drug abuse and its consequences.
The drug free/quality control CDS group, Awka South (LGA) in conjunction with Standard Organization of Nigeria (SON) and Nigeria Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in view of this have organized a debate for schools .
The event was held at Prof. Kenneth Dike E-libary Awka, the state capital on Tuesday 12th March, 2019.
Speaking at the event, the representative of SON, Mr Alex said, it is important to create awareness through such progremmes and also reaffirmed the readiness of his organization when ever called upon to sponsor subsequent progremnes.
While adding that, “SON is ever ready to encourage people, who are willing to do the right things”.
Mr. Odigie Charles Efosa ,the Public Relations Officer (PRO) NDLEA on his part gave kudos to the CDS group for organizing such an event.
Odigie said NDLEA is doing its best to correct the ills in the society through creating more awareness and educating youths on the dangers of drugs abuse.
He however, frowned at the extent to which most citizens go, just to do drug trafficking.
While exposing numerous tricks and formats used by some law breakers in the business, the PRO, said the NDLEA through its wisdom and psychology have always intercept their wrong moves.
The PRO regretted the fact that Nigerian boarders are too loose thereby allowing those perpetuating this act to easily pass through without any hitches.
He however, charged the corp members, to never relent in the fight against drug abuse, stating that, “It is a war by all and all hands must be on deck to curb the menace”.
Mr. Peter Awaro, the Schedule Office (SO) Awka South, who also was the Chief Judge of the debate, thanked NDLEA and SON for sponsoring the programme.
Awaro, expressed gratitude to the participating schools, while encouraging them to be ambassadors in the fight. He advised them to always remember to spread the message about the consequences of drug abuses, to their families, fellow students and the entire society.
He hailed the display of confidence showed by the young minds, as he assured and rated them, as “promising”.
The high point of the event was the presentation of prizes to the participating schools.
Kenneth Dike memorial school Awka came third (3rd) scoring 52 percent over hundred.
Capital City Secondary School came second (2rd) scoring 62 percent over hundred.
Winners Community Secondary School ,Okpuno, came tops as champions, scored 82.5 percent over hundred.