Adamolekun Foundation Organises Anti Drug Abuse Seminar in Ekiti

NEWS DIGEST – A non-profit organisation, Kayode Adamolekun Foundation during the weekend organized a seminar to sensitise young people on effects of drug abuse.

The seminar held at Ilesanmi hall, AB Hotel, Ado-Ekiti with the Theme: SAY NO TO DRUGS, SAY YES TO THE FUTURE was attended by students of secondary schools and higher institutions in the state.

In his address, the Convener of the Seminar/Chairman Kayode Adamolekun Foundation, Engr Kayode Adamolekun said he believed the little deliberate steps on the path of progress can yield great results, if the youth shun drug abuse.

According to him, the goal is to sensitize our teenagers, youths, mentors and guardians on the dangers of drug abuse, and to create an enabling environment or opportunity for rehabilitation.

Adamolekun noted that Free Seminar became necessary due the issue of Substance Abuse among teenagers and young adults, noting that the leaders of tomorrow, falling under the weight of peer pressure and sheer ignorance, wasting their precious lives away to addiction.

“At Kayode Adamolekun Foundation, we have decided to do our part, to sensitize, educate and rehabilitate (if needed) these bright stars, and empower them for impactful living.
If you leave this place convinced about the dangers of substance abuse, and empowered to pursue a life of purpose and value in the society, then our work is done, and our goal for this meeting has been achieved.” He explained

“If you are seated here or connected to this event online, I want you to know you are someone with a potential for great things in life. No matter what the present looks like, you need to understand that the future belongs to those who have refused to give up in the present. Oftentimes, we just need that person who believes in us enough to cheer us on, in our journey through life. I will not bore you with statistics, but millions of bright stars like you, both male and female, are dying daily and missing valuable opportunities in life because of drug addiction. What usually begins as a secret habit, would later aggravate to become a major obstacle on their journey towards a bright and fulfilling future.”

NDLEA State Commandant, Anthony Ariyo attributed menace of drug abuse to lack of parental control, saying parents no longer pay attention to their children.

Our Correspondent reports that Nollywood Actor, Lateef Oladimeji, his wife, Mo Bimpe and other celebrities graced the Anti Drug Abuse Seminar.

A Pharmacist, Olarewaju Toyosi in her contribution said activities of illegal patent stores is worsening the situation as professional pharmacist would never sell regulated drugs without doctor’s prescription.

Some participants who speak with newsmen after the event thanked the foundation for organizing the seminar, noting they have learned alot from different speakers.

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