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Duku II admonishes
students against drug abuse
By Dafe Omoko
HRM (Dr) Johnson King Duku, Duku 11 (JP), the Orovworere of Effurun-Otor Kingdom, Ughelli South local government area of Delta State has admonished students of Effurun- Otor Secondary School, Effurun-Otor against drug abuse.
The traditional ruler gave the warning in his speech at a one day seminar on drug abuse organized by Hauz of Elnathan Initiative at his place in Effurun-Otor recently.
The traditional ruler traced the causes of some vices that were committed in the country to drug abuse, even as he blamed parents and guardians for juvenile delinquency in the society
King Duku II strongly advised principal, teachers, staff and students of Effurun – Otor Secondary School to always see discipline as their watch word.
While commending Hauz of Elnathan Initiative, Warri for the seminar, he remarked that the seminar was meant to address a fundamental problem that was affecting “our youths and the society at large”
He further charged the NGO to hold a seminar or campaign against cultism .
A spokesman of the NGO, Enaruke Peter, in his brief speech, noted that drug abuse was a national problem adding: “That is why we decided to take the campaign against drug abuse to communities. We appreciate HRM Duku 11 for this warm reception and words of encouragement ”
Similarly, a beauty queen Miss Rejoice Onyemachi who is also an ambassador of the Campaign Against Drug Abuse in Nigeria in her brief speech spoke on the dangers of drug abuse.
An official of NDLEA, Mrs. Adeosun Olabisi, who was a resource person at the seminar gave a detail lecture on drug abuse, just as she displayed some substances of hard drugs and photographs of victims of drug abuse
The Secretary General of Effurun-Otor Traditional Council of Chiefs, High Chief Ijabor (JP) in his speech expressed appreciation to the NGO for choosing Effurun- Otor as the venue of the seminar .
The event featured questions and answers session and it was attended by the principal, staff and students of Effurun Otor Secondary School.
High point of the epoch making occasion was the presentation of certificate of honour to HRM Duku 11 by an Ambassador of the Campaign Against Drug Abuse in Nigeria
The President General of Effurun Otor Kingdom Chief Patrick Odukuye ( JP) who spoke to our correspondent after the event commended Hauz of Elnathan Initiative Warri for taking the campaign against drug abuse to the grass root.
He urged other NGOs to borrow a leaf from Hauz of Elnathan Initiative,Warri.