Stakeholders Meeting: Hon Abdul-Sobur Advised Youths To Stop Illicit Drug Abuse



Gbenga Davies 

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The Honourable Member Representing Mushin Constituency II in the Lagos State House Of Assembly Hon.Olawale Abdul-Sobur, has decried the increasing rate of drug abuse among youths and even parents in Nigeria.

Hon Abdul-Sobur, who spoke at the 7th Annual Constituency Stakeholders’ Meeting in his Constituency, warned that this menace must be urgently checked to prevent its devastating effects on the growth and progress of the country.
According to Abdul-Sobur, the Lagos State House of Assembly has been at the forefront of the fight against drug abuse through various legislations.

“At the Lagos State House of Assembly, the leadership and members of the House have always taken matters affecting residents and especially the youths very passionately.

“The House has continued to be proactive in the consideration of viable laws and policies that would enhance youth potentials and development.

“Some of the recent laws that are passed attest to government’s efforts on this matter and these include the law to amend the Lagos State Sports Commission law of 2015 to promote youth and sports development in Lagos and for connected purposes.

“The law will ensure that youths are provided with great opportunities not only in the area of recreation but where they can nurture, explore and utilise their potentials in sporting activities to become professional sportsmen and women.

“This would also take the minds of many of them off drug abuse and criminal activities,” the Honourable said.

“While the passage of the Lagos Neighbourhood Safety Corps is aimed at ensuring the safety of all in our neighbourhood, the prevalence of drug abuse amongst adults and youths, if not effectively addressed and curbed, will jeopardise the entire efforts of the House in the 
establishment of a safe, peaceful, and livable society.
 “Consequently, we call on all stakeholders, residents, parents, teachers, students, school proprietors, religious organisations, celebrities, social media influencers, professional bodies, the academia, civil society organisations and community leaders to work in concert with the government for the common good of our society by saying ‘no to drug abuse trafficking’,” he said.

In his address at the event, the chairman of Mushin Local Government Area, Hon.Emmanuel Bamigboye, commended Hon Abdul-Sobur that he is not a sit down and look Honourable. He is representing mushin Constituency II well in the house of Assembly the Hon.chairman said in his remarks.

On the theme of the program Hon Emmanuel Bamigboye encouraged Nigerian’s to say No To Drug Abuse in the society. 

Guests, who spoke at the event, commended the Hon. Abdul-Sobur for the various projects he had attracted to the constituency. 

Hon.Olawale Abdul-Sobur as a supporter of youths presented certificates to some of the youths he supported in computer training in his Constituency. 

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