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Rate Of Drug Abuse among girls is Worrisome – NDLEA

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Rate Of Drug Abuse among girls is Worrisome – NDLEA

Rate Of Drug Abuse among girls is Worrisome – NDLEA

Rate Of Drug Abuse among girls is Worrisome – NDLEA

-Odunayo Ajani

Rate Of Drug Abuse among girls is Worrisome – NDLEA

Rate Of Drug Abuse among girls is Worrisome – NDLEA

 

The Yobe chapter of National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has described cases of girls and females abusing drugs in the state as ‘worrisome’ and ver high.

The Commander of the agency in Yobe state, Mr. Apeh Reuben, said in Damaturu on Monday that young girls between the ages of 15 and 35 were increasingly involved in drugs consumption and abuse.

Reuben said.

“Some of the females consume and abuse multiple drugs, especially Tramadol, Amphetamine, and Cannabis,” he said,

To curtail the ugly trend of drug abuse in the interest of the individuals and the state, Reuben called for a partnership with Yobe government.

“This will have devastating consequences on the future of the state if adequate measures are not taken at the right time” he warned.

Talking about the challenges encountered in the agency in Yobe state, Reuben said inadequacy of vehicles and accommodation for addicts being counseled, were their major challenges.

He also added that the addicts were being accommodated in rented apartments, stressing that ensuring the welfare of such people, was paramount.

 

The Commander also said, in spite of the challenges, his command was doing its best, adding that last year, no fewer than 98 drug dependent persons had been counseled.

According to Reuben, the agency is taking the campaign against drug abuse in schools in line with this year’s theme of the international day against drug abuse, which was celebrated on June 23. “The theme tagged ‘Listen First to the children’ is the first step to assist children and youth in growing healthy and safe from drug abuse.

Senator Gbenga Ashafa Recently raised the alarm over the number of youths now hooked on various cough syrups and types of drugs.

Ashafa also said In an interview that it was worrisome that girls were now matching boys in abusing drugs.

The senator went on to say that if nothing was done to check the spate of drug abuse among youths, there might be no sane youths left to employ when the Federal Government eventually solved the problem of unemployment.
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