Students dominate Nigeria’s drug abuse population – Bowen VC

The Vice-Chancellor of Bowen College in Iwo, Osun State, Prof. Joshua Ogunwole, has decried the rising incidence of drug abuse in tertiary establishments of studying nationwide, saying that a big share of the estimated 14.3million drug abusers within the nation had been youths in tertiary establishments.

The Vice-Chancellor of Bowen College in Iwo, Osun State, Prof. Joshua Ogunwole, has decried the rising incidence of drug abuse in tertiary establishments of studying nationwide, saying that a big share of the estimated 14.3million drug abusers within the nation had been youths in tertiary establishments.

Ogunwole stated this on the unveiling of the Bode Akindele Yield Initiative held within the establishment final Friday.

“Just about each college, polytechnic and different greater establishments in Nigeria, whether or not we prefer it or not, is battling with drug and substance abuse both quietly or overtly. It’s alarming that out of the 14.three million Nigerians stated to be indulging in drug abuse, a big quantity includes youths who’re principally college students. That is succesful

He added that the college had zero tolerance for drug abuse and would proceed to take care of the punitive measures put in place to curb the menace regardless of pleas from some quarters, in addition to proceed to companion with organisations that share the identical imaginative and prescient of ending drug abuse.

The Govt Director of Bode Akindele YieId Initiative, Tunji Agboola, stated stakeholders had  been specializing in the ethical implications of drug abuse quite than on the damning penalties of indulging within the act, as he enjoined the members to steer clear of medication.

Agboola stated the group would assist to encourage college students to correctly channel their vitality, inquisitiveness and creativity into innovation,  entrepreneurship and management, whereas constructing life abilities in opposition to drug abuse and others vices.

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