A Non-Violence campaign and a seminar promoting the rejection of drug abuse have been launched in Nigeria, aimed at raising awareness of the significant challenges posed by illicit drugs, particularly among the youths in the Niger Delta region.
Rev. Oweikeme Johnny Peter initiated the “SAY NO TO DRUGS” campaign in Oporoza town, the headquarters of Gbaramatu kingdom in Warri South West Local Government Area, Delta State.
Reverend Oweikeme emphasized the campaign’s objective to garner support and motivate Niger Delta residents to combat drug abuse. He urged widespread involvement in awareness initiatives and called upon individuals, non-profit organizations, and the private sector to participate and safeguard their futures.
During the event, Dr. Agagha Clarkson, the Guest Speaker, highlighted the prevalent abuse of various drugs such as cannabis sativa, rohypnol, tramadol, pentazocine injection, exol5, D10, D5, codeine cough syrups, rubber solutions, pit toilets, zakami, suck and die, among others, particularly by young boys.
Dr. Clarkson advocated active engagement in religious activities and adherence to the country’s rules and regulations as effective measures to prevent drug abuse in society.