Written by Sarah NEGEDU

Group calls for alternative measures in tackling drug abuse

An Abuja-based nongovernmental organization, Women Friendly Initiative, WFI, has called for adoption of alternative means to prevent drug abuse across the country.

WFI made the call during a one-day sensitisation workshop on drugs prevention, treatment and care, DPTC, for law enforcement officials and media personal in Kuje area council.

Chief executive officer of the organisation, Dr. Francis Eremutha, advised that the cases of drug abuse should be seen beyond just arresting of suspected victims, but should be the concern of all stakeholders.

Eremutha urged government to set up more rehabilitation and training centres for drug abuse victims.

According to him, there is the need for relevant stakeholders to provide avenue for constant reorientation of people on the dangers and how to address the menace.

He added that officials of security agencies and the media should assist in sensitising other Nigerians, especially the young minds to desist from the act.

 

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