CSOs, NDLEA Hold Walk Against Drug Abuse In Plateau, Task Youths on Prevention 

CSOs led by a Non Governmental Organisation ( NGO ) School, Outreach for Better Education, the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency ( NDLEA ) and the Office of the First Lady Plateau State organised a walk against drug abuse in Plateau State.

The road campaign held at the old airport road Jos formed part of the commemoration the 2024 International Day Against Drugs and Illegal Trafficking by the collaborating organisations. This year’s celebration had as its the theme: “ The Evidence is Clear; Invest in Prevention”

According to the Convener of SOBE,  Kenneth Anetor, the walk the community will ensure that youth and the entire community are sensitised on the dangers of drug abuse and the benefits of investing in preventive strategies.

Kenneth who spoke during the walk described the theme of this year’s International Day Against Drugs and Illegal Trafficking, as apt, stressing the urgent need for effective preventive measures against drug abuse. 

On her part the the First Lady of Plateau State, Mrs. Helen Mutfwang reiterated 
the state’s commitment to combat drug abuse in the state and ensuring that the youth channel their potential energy to productive ventures.

Meanwhile, the Commander Plateau State Command of NDLEA, Anthony Gotar took time to  enlighten the audience on the current drug trends, legal implications, and preventive measures while SOBE provides practical strategies for identifying and preventing drug abuse.

The walk had over 2000 participants made up of government agencies ,NGOs ,CSOs and students, while the programme at the state government house had over 500 participants in attendance, including Commissioners and other state government officials 

Some of the organization who took part and contributed to the success of the event includes : A New Thing International Foundation, Caleb Initiative for Drug Abuse Awareness, Notch Lens Studio, Good Tides Foundation, Secure the Future International Foundation, 

Others are The; The Juli Education Foundation, Sarauniya Charity Foundation, Fresh From the Farm, Youth Against Addiction Initiative, PENKELLA, and Charis Healthcare and Community Support Initiative and MAY foundation.
 
School Outreach for Better Education (SOBE) is a collocation of non-profit making organisation committed to enhancing the quality of education and promoting student well-being across Nigeria through various outreach programs and partnerships by discouraging substance abuse, bullying, and other social vices.

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