The SA Health Imo State Hon Dr Lina Okereke set on tour to subdue drug abuse in 27 Local Gov of Imo State “the Truth About Drugs”.
On 26/10/2021 Hon Dr Lina Okereke, Special Adviser on Health Imo State sensitized 27 local government of Imo State on truth about drug abuse. She Met with 27 LGA IMC chairmen in Imo State during their ALGON meeting to talk to them on “TRUTH ABOUT DRUGS” and the deleterious effect on health and insecurity in the community.
She stated that combining Public Health Campaign and Truth About Drug Abuse under DRUG FREE WORLD AFRICA strategic campaign will lead to a serious decrease in consumption of illicit substances and drugs addition in our youths thereby directly and indirectly reducing insecurity and other anti-social crime in the community.
PREVENTION OF INITIATIONS OF OUR YOUTHS INTO DRUG ABUSE IS THE KEY, SHE SAID. “CATCH THEM YOUNG “BEFORE DRUGS DO” IS OUR MANDATE.
A sustainable early intervention program is needed to prevent initiation of our youths into drug abuse through peer group pressure and the ignorant of youthful exuberant is what we need. She charged the Local Gov. Chairmen and their Chiefs to motivate the youths into engaging in different community activities and to discourage street youth gang. She said its identified that youth street gathering forms the pressure groups that coax youths into indecent activities. They initiate them by prompting them to grow up through encouraging them to inhale marijuana once or twice which is known as gateway drugs.
She said with the platform DFWA has showcased to combat drug abuse is her drive to reach them in rural areas to inspire them to rise up and join the war on drugs to win our youths and save them from further destruction. SA Health introduced different DFWA projects of street drug- free walk, School- School campaign, churches and talking drug therapy, regularly on health damage from Drug Abuse. Pulling forces together from all 27 Local Gov. will definitely combat and zero drug abuse in Imo State Community.
DRUG FREE WORLD AFRICA (DFWA) is here for Drug Free Youths in Imo State.
5000 Drug Free Man March from IICC through the town coming 26th January 2022 was introduced. Let us join hands to drug free our community.