Giving out the message against civil indecencies is never sufficient as people keeps revealing themselves as a victim of circumstances, leading to a percentage of the young dying more than the older folks.
According to recent research, Poverty, life expectancy, lack of parental education and family structure with absence of adequate orientation are important factors in young Nigerian mortality peril, with the general youths facing a greater risk of early death from drug abuse obtained injuries and suicides as the leading cause of death among young adults.
Kicking against the negative trajectory and sounding the alarm to bring sanity into the mindset of millennials, Real Youth For Positive Impact Initiative (known to myriad as Realers Initiative) once again took to the streets, educational institutions and Ikorodu North LCDA in its fight against social vices across the Ikorodu division.
Teaming up this time around with the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), the youth empowerment denomination touched down at Modus Dream school in the early hours of the 6th of April 2022, engaging the private institution in ways to stay away from abusing drugs.
In her straightforward engagement with the pupils, Mrs Sanni EdagbagbeOluwaranti Bilikis (Assistant Commander of Narcotics (ACN) Professional Counselor in Charge Drug Demand Reduction Units of Ikorodu Area Command, Kasolori), Drug Abuse is an act of using certain substances or chemicals to create pleasurable effects on the brain or could also be referred to as the excessive, maladaptive or addictive use of drugs for non-medical purposes despite social, psychological and physical problems that may arise from such use.
She continued, “when the drug is abused, the aftereffects come on both the brain and spinal cord, which has long-term consequences and even death in some cases”
“Taking drugs without doctors prescription or instructions is purely referred to as drug abuse, and that is noticed amongst young people today, due to negative influence, bad friends and also through social media”
“We’re taking it as a duty to come to schools and reach out to the communities rightful to reasons that it is a collective battle, and also because some parents are not fully aware that orientating their children on how to stay away from these negative practices is crucial, it has even been discovered that some parents are even abusing drugs while their children watch”
“That’s is why this sensitisation move is critical and important to us at this period, and we appreciate Ayanfeoluwa Ayobami’s Real Youth For Positive Impact Initiative for reaching out to us to team up together to execute this positive agenda for the common good of our society at large” Mrs Sanni Bilikis asserted
Mr Kehinde Adewuyi (Chief Superintendent of Narcotics (CSN) Staff Officer Investigations) further stated to the student consequences of someone caught with illegal drugs.
“It is between the range of 5 to 35 years in prison for those caught with an illegal drug, we take the offence seriously because it’s one of the major reasons why social vices are not leaving our communities”