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Drug Abuse: Delta First Lady Calls For Emergency Action

Deaconess Tobore Oborevwori, the wife of the Governor of Delta State has called on relevant stakeholders to put in concerted efforts towards nipping the menace of drug abuse in the state.

Tobore made the call following increasing reports of cases of drug abuse in the state while playing host to officers of the Delta State Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, (NDLEA), in Asaba, lamenting that parents are gradually losing their children to this menace.

While hosting officers of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency’s (NDLEA) Delta State Command in Asaba, she made the plea in response to growing reports of drug addiction cases in the state, bemoaning the fact that parents are increasingly losing their children to this threat.

The First Lady emphasised the negative effects drug usage has on young people, noting that it has been rising at an extremely concerning rate.

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“The level of drug abuse we are experiencing in society is worrisome and it is gradually but steadily destroying lives.

“It is even more alarming to learn that a great number of women are involved in drug and substance abuse as a means of escaping pressure and emotional stress.

“Irrespective of whatever reason people engage in it, the truth is that drug abuse is a silent killer and we all need to come together to raise awareness of the realities on ground as well as find ways to combat its spread.

“We are gradually losing our children to this menace. You see them on the streets and just at a glance, you can tell that something is wrong, and if we don’t do something about it now, we will have greater challenges to contend with in the near future.

“As a state, we will do all we can to see that this is achieved and we are counting on relevant agencies as well as individuals, especially mothers, to rise to the occasion,” she said.

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