Miss Adamawa Beauty Queen, Vivian Ibrahim, has taken the fight against drug abuse to secondary schools students in Yola the capital city of Adamawa State.
The campaign tagged: “Fight Against Drug Abuse; the Secondary School Tour”, took place at the Federal Government Girls College and Government Girls Secondary School, in Yola, is aimed at eradicating the high incidence of social vices among the younger generation in the state and the country at large.
The beauty queen whom was accompanied by Miss Tourism Adamawa State; Fatima Usman, Miss Taraba; Eunice Sunday, Face of Nigerian Models; Rita Gambiye, Queen of Tourism Nigeria – World; Favour Goodluck Havilah, The Outreach Initiative, in her address to the student, told them to “never consume illegal substances” noting that it’s both a crime and a major factor to bad habits especially among the youth, the most abusers of drugs.
“Addict students always have a bad ending like dropping out of school and enrolling in other crimes like theft and fueling conflicts in their families and communities,” She said.
Citing some cases where some students in the tertiary institutions have ended up abandoning school under the influence of drugs, Mr Victor Emmanuel, President of Outreach Initiative, who was a keynote speaker at the campaign, urged the students to help by advising people they know who patronize and take such psychotropic substances.
He went on to tell the students that some cases of unwanted pregnancies among young girls are related to drug consumption, which puts them at risk of contracting sexual transmitted diseases.
Retired NDLA commandant, Manasseh Kishidi,who spoke on the effect of drug Abuse, called upon students to heed to the message and concentrate on their studies and developing their talents instead of joining gangs that introduce them into dangerous drugs.
“Many young people are subject to peer pressure and influence from bad elements in society. However, the choice is ours to make and we should be responsible enough to say no to drug abuse,” Manasseh said.
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