KWSG Urges Stakeholders to Rally Support Against Drugs Abuse

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KWSG Urges Stakeholders to Rally Support Against Drugs Abuse

The Kwara State Government has rallied stakeholders to support its efforts in combating drugs abuse and substance addiction among young people in the state. This call for support came during the 9th National Youth Summit on Drugs and Substance Abuse Prevention, held in Abuja, Nigeria.

The summit, which brought together over 200 youth leaders, policymakers, and experts from across Nigeria, focused on the theme “Building Support Systems: A Preventive Approach To Drug And Substance Abuse And Recovery Amongst Young People”.

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The Kwara State Governor, His Excellency Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq in a goodwill message by his Special Assistant on Drugs Abuse Prevention and Control, Hon. Aileru Olamilekan Mukail called for a multi-pronged approach to tackling drug abuse, saying that it requires a collaborative effort from government, civil society, parents, and the community.

“We need to work together to create a society where our young people are not exposed to drugs and where they have access to the support they need to make healthy choices,” “We must also strengthen our law enforcement efforts to curb drug trafficking and distribution.”

The summit also featured presentations from experts on a variety of topics related to drug abuse prevention, including early identification, prevention strategies, and treatment options.

In addition to the summit, the Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq led administration in Kwara State has also implemented a number of initiatives to address drug abuse, including:

1. Establishing the Special Assistant to the Governor on Drug Abuse Prevention and Control.

2. Supporting various youth empowerment initiatives.

3. Conducting public awareness campaigns.

4. Working with traditional and religious leaders to promote drug prevention messages.

The Kwara State Government is committed to working with stakeholders to create a drug-free future for its youth. The summit was a positive step in this direction, and the commitment of all participants is essential to achieving this goal.

Stakeholders at the event includes experts and representative of the United Nations office on drugs and Crime (UNODC), World Federation Against Drugs Abuse (WFAD), International Society of Substance Use Professional (ISSUP), National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), International Substance Abuse and Addiction Coalition, Carlton Hall Consulting LLC.

The Kwara State Government is committed to working with stakeholders as it seeks partnership and collaboration to address drug abuse and create a brighter future for its youth.

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