CU Students Warned Against the Use of Hard Drugs
Students of Covenant University (CU), Ota have been sensitized on the danger of indiscriminate use of drugs and other harmful substances.
Dr. Dokun Adedeji, the Director of Christ Against Drug Abuse Ministry (CADAM), handed down this message during the third “Maximizing My Stay on Campus Seminar” held recently on Covenant University’s premises in Ota, Ogun State.
According to Dr. Adedeji, who was Guest Speaker at the seminar, “Nigeria had hitherto been adjudged to be just a drug transit nation, but emerging statistics have shown that the country is now a drug user nation owing to the growing trend of rising drug abuse and addiction amongst the teeming youths of the country”.
Speaking further on the subject, Dr. Adedeji revealed that young adults of the age range between 15 and 29 years have been found to constitute about 90% of population of drug addicts and abusers and the children of the affluent constitute the largest of this lot.
The CADAM Director gave many instances of how some intelligent teenagers and young adults have wasted their lives with drug substances like marijuana, heroin, cocaine, ecstasy and many other harmful substances.
He used the occasion to implore the students on the need for them to be careful about drinking with strangers so as not to fall victim of being poisoned by unscrupulous young men who are now into poisoning drinks of unsuspecting ladies in order to take advantage of them.
Adedeji also warned parents to monitor their wards and know them more, since some young adults live double lives; having gone deep into illicit drug use while pretending that they are not.