29th October, 2010
Nigerians have been urged to positively and effectively invest in their children andÂ wards, in order to make them worthy leaders of tomorrow.
They were also enjoined to counsel them from time to time to abstain from abuse ofÂ drugs of whatever shade or make, as this would further guarantee them, a longÂ healthy.
These remarks were made by a consultant psychiatrist of the Lagos UniversityÂ Teaching Hospital, Idi-Araba, Surulere, Lagos, Dr. Yewande Oshodi at a seminar onÂ drug abuse titled: A Transformative Agenda for Youths Well Being. The event wasÂ sponsored by the Mens’ Missionary Union New Dawn Baptist Church, Victoria Island,Â Lagos, as its contribution, to mark Nigeria’s Golden Jubilee anniversaryÂ celebration.
While counselling youths against the abuse of drugs, the scholar and administratorÂ warned them on the negative consequences of such abuse that may distance them fromÂ the society. Enumerating several types of drugs and prescriptions, Dr. Oshodi warnedÂ that since excess of anything is bad, it behoves on them to administer such drugsÂ according to prescription by a medical authority.
She therefore urged the government to enforce the regulations on the use of suchÂ drugs through NAFDAC and other relevant bodies.
She berated the influx of fake drugs into the country, calling for stiffer penaltiesÂ against offenders.