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FCTA Urges Parents, Civil Societies To Fight Against Drug Abuse



The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has called on government, at all levels, communities, families, schools, as well as religious organisations to be part of the ongoing campaign to stop the illicit abuse of drugs among youths.

The secretary, Health and Human Services Secretariat (HHSS), Barrister Amanda Pam, made the call in Kwali area council, at the weekend,during a campaign against drug abuse, organised by the FCT Drug Abuse

Control Committee, in commemoration of this year’s International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Drug Trafficking.

Represented by the medical director, Kwali General Hospital, Dr.Halima Bello, the secretary commended the committee for having over the years organised drug abuse campaigns in several schools in the FCT, just as she advised students to focus on their studies so as to be useful members of their families and the society at large.

Earlier in a welcome address, the director pharmaceutical services in the secretariat and chairperson of FCT Drug Abuse Control Committee (DACC), represented by Pharm. Abubakar Nata’ala, urged the students to listen with rapt attention to the lectures so that it would have a positive impact on them.

The head, department of pharmacy, Kubwa General Hospital, Pharmacist Rilwan Adegboye, who spoke on the topic, ‘Drug Abuse and its Consequences’, enumerated the drugs and substances that are commonly abused, as well as the causes.

Adegboye noted that the consequences of drug abuse are degradation of societal values, where respect has lost its value, adding that drug users are known to have become beggars and nuisance to themselves and the society.




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