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Oyo lawmaker advocates stronger measures against drug abuse

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SPEAKER, Oyo State House of Assembly, Adebo Ogundoyin has described effective control of illicit drugs as a huge step towards ending kidnapping, banditry and other insecurity challenges facing the country.

  Ogundoyin, who spoke as a keynote speaker at the symposium to mark the 2021 International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, lamented the continuous rise of drug abuse among youths.

  He said the menace had become a serious public health concerns in the country.

  According to him, lots of crimes committed by the youths and older offenders were committed under the influence of hard drugs.

  He charged the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) and the National Agency for Foods and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) to advance sophistication in the war against hard drugs and trafficking of harmful substances.

  called on all stakeholders in government, individuals, parents, religious bodies, community leaders, NGOs and corporate organisations to support the fight against drug abuse and trafficking of illicit substances.

  “Unfortunately, females are not left out of this menace. Thus, Implementation of more punitive measures to discourage this habit may be necessary at this stage,” he noted.

  Speaker, Oyo State House of Assembly, Adebo Ogundoyin has described effective control of illicit drugs as a huge step towards ending kidnapping, banditry and other insecurity challenges facing the country.

  Ogundoyin, who spoke as a keynote speaker at the symposium to mark the 2021 International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, lamented the continuous rise of drug abuse among youths.

  He said the menace had become a serious public health concerns in the country.

  According to him, lots of crimes committed by the youths and older offenders were committed under the influence of hard drugs.

  He charged the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) and the National Agency for Foods and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) to advance sophistication in the war against hard drugs and trafficking of harmful substances.

  Ogundoyin called on all stakeholders in government, individuals, parents, religious bodies, community leaders, NGOs and corporate organisations to support the fight against drug abuse and trafficking of illicit substances.

  “Unfortunately, females are not left out of this menace. Thus, Implementation of more punitive measures to discourage this habit may be necessary at this stage,” he noted.

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