A Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) Useful Youth Vision Concepts (UYVC), has decried rising cases of drug abuse among Nigerian youths. UYVC Executive Director, Mrs Shonibare Adetokunbo disclosed this in an Interview in Abuja, the nation’s capital, on Sunday.
She said the rising spate of drug abuse among teenagers and youth calls for all hands to be on deck to address the menace. She said, “We are all aware that drug abuse has taken a dangerous dimension, affecting virtually all aspects of the society with harm on teenagers and youth who are our future leaders.
The rate of consumption, trafficking and abuse among youth is so alarming and terrifying and it raises serious concern on our part. Majority of them have become drug dependent, making them to be unproductive. This is a dangerous signal; something must be done urgently to arrest the dangerous trend.”
She however maintained that victims of drug abuse could still be useful to the society, if given necessary help and rehabilitation. She said, “What the NDLEA has been doing in the fight against drug abuse is encouraging, but they need to be motivated as well. That is why I would want government to help them in terms of better logistics, staff welfare and recruitment.