Oyetola cautions children against drug abuse

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By bagirimi • May 28, 2019, 07 AM • 205 views • 33 comments

Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of Osun State has urged the youths, particularly children, to shun drug abuse and imbibe the spirit of godliness and good moral standards.

Oyetola made the plea during the celebration of the 2019 Children’s Day on Monday at Osogbo City Stadium.

The governor also appealed to parents to reflect in the upbringing of their children the ‘Omoluabi ethos’ cardinal to the Yoruba.

Oyetola, who was represented by Mr Wole Oyebamiji, the Secretary to the State Government, implored the children to prioritise their education and treasure their future above all other things.The governor said the theme of the celebration, “Drug Abuse among Children: Addressing the Challenges,” was timely and apt.

According to him, all hands must be on deck to build a sane society in view of the damning statistics and reports on drug abuse among children.

“May I seize this opportunity to warn our children against hard drugs intake.

“Drugs are destroyers of health and killers of dreams to become what one desires to become in life.

“We are doing our best as an administration to give our children all-round education and the good life.

“I appeal to parents to reciprocate this gesture by bringing up their children and wards in the fear of God and engraining in them good upbringing and high moral standard.

“It is imperative to use this medium to educate and charge our children and all relevant stakeholders in the state on the menace of drug abuse which is bedeviling our society, and which is taking its toll on the welfare of a large population of children and youths within our society.

“The hydra-headed challenge of drug abuse by the youth is becoming highly worrisome.

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