DRUG FREE CDS HOLDS PUBLIC SENSITISATION PROGRAMME
The Drug Free Community Development Service group, of the National Youth Service Corps NYSC FCT Abuja, will on Thursday 16th of March 2017 hold a public/open space sensitisation programme on drug and substance abuse at Area 1 taxi car park, Garki, Abuja.
The programme is part of the several enlightenment campaigns of the group and it’s aimed at sensitising the public on the dangers associated with drug and substance abuse.
According to the PRO of the group, Yussuf Ayodele, “the group observes that ‘drug and substance abuse’ is becoming rampant in public places such as car parks, markets, gardens etc across all states of the federation including the Federal Capital Territory. Thus the need for a public sensitisation programme of this nature to enlighten the general public on the hidden and manifest dangers associated with drug and substance abuse to which they wittingly and unwittingly contribute, to proffer a lasting solution to cut off the threatening trend of the social menace and ensure a drug free society”.
According to the vice president of the group, Anuoluwapo Longe, “the event is a way of contributing our own quota to community development service, and that’s why we have invited key personalities such as the FCT commander of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, and the state coordinator of NYSC FCT Abuja to deliver short notes on different aspects of drug and substance abuse.
So, we appeal to the public – companies, individuals, public and private firms, and NGOs alike to support us – Drug Free CDS Corps members however they can in this fight against drug and substance abuse”.
In preparation for the programme, the group at the early hours of Thursday 9th of March 2017 held a publicity match across several “Areas” of Garki, sharing flyers and handbills in mobilisation for the event.
The chairman planning committee, Dr. Daniel Abdul said “The programme would be a grand event, a lot of things have been put in place for the success of this event, we have performance by top notch entertainers, we have drama, testimonies from “ex” drug addicts, question and answer segments, etc, and by God’s grace, we would achieve the desired success”.