Corps members sensitise pupils on drug abuse


Corps Members executing their Community Development Services (CDS) under Oshodi/Isolo Local Government, Lagos State, recently took its drug free sensitisation campaign to the pupils of Ewututu Grammar School, Oshodi.

The campaign was aimed at educating and enlightening the pupils on the dangers and consequences of overused and taking drugs without the doctor’s prescription.

Addressing the pupils, a corps member and pharmacist, Miss Okpongu Sele-Ere, who counselled participants to stay away from drugs and its attendant risks, said tobacco, marijuana, tramadol and others are not the only drugs that can be abused, but paracetamol as well.

She cautioned the pupils not to allow friends mislead or lure them into taking marijuana, tobacco, alcohol and the likes, warning that the consequences are costly and far outweighs the immediate pleasure.

She said, “This exercise is to enable you understand what drug abuse is. When you take drug beyond or above the prescribed dose, it has become drug abuse. Your friends might try to convince you to taste marijuana, that it is better than tobacco, but the truth is that they both have simple thing in common and is called tare. Any plant that has tare no matter how little it may look, it is dangerous to our lungs, liver, and health generally.”

President of the Drug Free CDS group, Mr Benjamin Enweani said the campaign was aimed at sensitising young people on the effect of drug abuse on the body.

Another speaker, Ubanagu Chiamaka, educated pupils on illegal use of drugs and the pattern.

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