NGO begins street campaign against drugs

The Vanguard against Drug Abuse (VGADA), a Non Governmental Organisation, has taken the campaign against drug abuse to the streets, sensitising men, women, children, teenagers, and drivers among many others against the menace.

The President of the Organisation, Dr Hope Abraham, who disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Abuja, said that the rising cases of illegal drug consumption in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) called for concern.

Abraham explained that the rate people consumed various types of illicit drugs had increased, adding that it had made them irresponsible to themselves and the society.

“Intake of prohibited substances has adverse effect on health; drug abuse is dangerous and these should be avoided for sound health,” he said.

He explained that the group embarked on the campaign to sensitise the community and particularly the commercial drivers against all forms of drug abuse in order to ensure the peace and safety of the entire members of the community.

“We don’t intend to stop there, as we are planning to organise more campaigns across the country.

“The campaign is a continuous thing and it will dwell more on consumption of various prohibited substances by Nigerians, he said.”

He said that circulation of hard drugs was actually high in rapidly developing cities, including the FCT.

The President of the organisation, however, said that the group would ensure that prohibited substance was not found in the territory, adding that the aim of the organsation was to ensure a society free of drug abuse.

He appealed to the residents of the FCT to join hands with the organisation and relevant agencies to ensure a responsible society free of social vices.


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