24th August, 2010
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Drug Free Club has organised a sensitisation programme on the negative effect of drugs for road transport workers and youths in Ajegunle, Ajeromi Ifelodun Local Government Area of Lagos State.
The programme was aimed at sensitising the road transport workers on the effects of drugs and how it affects the society as a whole.
In his address, the president of the NYSC Drug Free Club, Comrade Victor Menegbo, enlightened the participants on the intricacies of the use of drugs, especially its effects on road transport drivers, which has caused accidents in recent times. The president stated that most of the accidents that occur on the highways are as a result of intake of illicit drugs before driving.
An NDLEA official, Mrs. Tola Okunobi,Â lauded the corps membersÂ for the initiative, calling on the transport workers and youths to shun various drugs, alcohol and marijuana (locally known as Igbo) among others. In doing this, Mrs. Okunobi said the person will be free from diseases that can damage life easily.
During the programme that had in attendance other corps members, stickers and handbills were given and pasted on public vehicles and motor cycles as a means of creating awareness.
The chairman of the NURTW Ajeromi/Ifelodun Local Government Area, Pastor Omotayo Silver, who wasÂ represented by Samson Sulaimon,was highly impressed by the gesture. He expressed gratitude to the corps members for their selfless service during the course of their services to their fatherland.
He urged the corps members to keep up with the good work even after their service year and promised to continue the orientation of the union members to adopt a drug free and healthyÂ life.