Written by Austine ELEMUE

Drug abuse: FCT health scribe warns students

Students of secondary schools in the federal capital territory have been warned on the dangers of drug abuse.

The caution was given by the Secretary for Health and Human Services Secretariat of the FCT Administration, Adamu Abubakar Bappa, during a sensitisation campaign organised for secondary school students on the dangers of drug abuse and human trafficking at Government Senior Secondary School (GSSS) Gwagwalada, last week.

He said the secretariat was keen on issues that would end such ugly development, hence its desire to organise the campaign for secondary school students.

The secretary advised the students to stay away from drug abuse, saying such act had potential of jeopardising their future. 

According to him, the sensitisation programme was designed to raise awareness among the youth who were the target population for drug abuse.

Bappa emphasised that health and social hazards of involvement in drugs have enormous consequences on families.

The Aguma of Gwagwalada, Alhaji Mohammed Magaji, who also spoke at the event advised the students to take the lessons learnt seriously, adding that it would go a long way in reducing cases of drug abuse in the society.



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