In getting the prevalence rate of drug abuse in the state down to zero, I implore all stakeholders to imbibe the theme of this year’s international event, ‘better knowledge for better care’ in determination to strengthen action and cooperation to achieve the goal of a society free of drug abuse and illicit trafficking.
The statistics on the selling of drugs in the state indicate that small enterprises are selling drugs from small shops and kiosks. This makes accessibility to drugs very easy. Concerted effort is urgently needed by all stakeholders to put a stop to this practice in the State.
I implore the youth to imbibe the tenets of this year’s theme “better knowledge for better care” and increase their knowledge of the harmful effects of drug use while those that need to, should seek help to stop the deadly habit. My office and the Ajike People Support Centre are committed to getting more youth rehabilitated from drug use.
Her Excellency, Dr Mrs Olufolake Abdulrazaq
First Lady of Kwara State