BY EVELYN USMAN
NATIONAL Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, as parts of effort to address the menace of drug abuse and illicit drug trafficking among Nigerians youths, has launched a Substance Abuse Awareness symbol and Celebrities Drug-free Club.
At the launch in Lagos, the agency said it was aimed at promoting youth- oriented programmes that would provide alternative activities to drug involvement.
Speaking at the launch , Chairman/Chief Executive of NDLEA, Ahmadu Giade, said the inauguration of the club, which members comprised celebrities in the entertainment and movie industries, would among others, “encourage youths to resist drug use , identify those who use and encourage them to seek help, as well as increase understanding of the dangers posed by alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.”
Represented by Mr. Baba Hussaini, the agency’s Director of Drug Demand Reduction, Giade who noted that the use and abuse of drugs/ substances was the preserve of adult males in the eighties, lamenting that it had today, cut across all socio -economic class, sex and age.