Christ Against Drug Abuse Ministry (CADAM), a non-governmental organisation passionate and committed to make individuals, families and communities free from the scourge of drug abuse and addiction on Monday June 26, 2017 organised a sensitization walk on the need for individuals- pre-teens, teenagers, young adults and fully grown adults to STAY AWAY FROM DRUGS.
The event which took place yesterday, was done as part of CADAMS world drugs day message to educate the general public, in furtherance of their efforts to increase consciousness on the part of the totality of human beings to STAY DRUG FREE.
The sensitization walk which commenced at Murhi International Television (MITV) compound Alausa, Ikeja went through Obafemi Awolowo way, en route Lateef Jakande road Agindigbi with a brief stop-over at Lagos Television and it came to an end at Redeem Christian Church on ACME Road, Ikeja. The event was fully attended by other organisational bodies: In attendance were the National Coordinator of Project-Help-A-Child global campaign, Mr Gregory Azemobor and his team, representatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, Cadbury Nigeria Limited and the media- MITV, LTV and NTA. Also, in attendance to ensure a hitch-free exercise were personnel from Lagos State Traffic Management Agency, Lagos State Hospital Ambulance and the Nigeria Police.
The National Coordinator of CADAM, Dr. Dokun Adedeji who spoke during the exercise advised the general public, especially the vulnerable youths to avoid the use of drugs to get high. He stressed on the importance to stay out of drugs and gave statistical facts of Nigeria being the 8th highest consumer of Cannabis/Marijuana. Also, he backed it up with a statement that “ According to a 2013 survey, 90% abusers of drugs and substances are teenagers & young adults between 15-24yrs old“. He admonished teenagers, young adults and the general public to consciously and carefully avoid ingesting dangerous drugs like Codeine, Tramadol, Rohypnol, gum methylated spirit, nail polish remover and many other addictive substances that destroys the body and damage the senses. Also, Dr Adedeji enjoined parents to be CONSCIOUS and NOT TO BE CARELESS to watch their children and neighbour.
The DON`T DO DRUGS walk campaign was a huge success, the message was well communicated- a message which enjoined us to collectively unite to SAY NO TO DRUGS.
For enquiry or more information:
Contact: Christ Against Drugs Abuse Ministry (CADAM) Corporate Office.
16, Ogunnaike Street, Off Kosoko Street, Ojodu Berger, Lagos Nigeria.