Renowned human right activist and president of the Women Arise for Change Initiative, Dr. Joe Odumakin joined residents of Mariere Hall and Fagunwa Hall of the University of Lagos in a walk against drug abuse campaign to sanitized youths on the need to abstain from abusing drugs.
The anti drug campaign which was part of the hall week activities of the two halls of resident also had in attendance the CEO, Canterbury health Consult, Dr. Olalekan Makinde, Representative of the Student Affairs Division, Mrs Winter Oluwabukola.
The human right activist, Dr. Joe Odumakin while addressing newsmen made a call to youths to desist from abusing drugs; she also advised those addicted to seek for help.
The representative of the Student Affairs Division, Mrs. Winter Olubukola while addressing newsmen commends the program as laudable, she said: “many students have different erroneous views about drug abuse, which is why it is important to make them realize that drugs only does damage to them, the Students Affairs Division are giving students abusing drug the opportunity to visit the counseling unit of the university to seek help, students who are caught abusing drugs will be expelled”, she added.
Dr. Olelekan Makinde while addressing students during the walk, advised that the youth should not consider drug as an alternative “ do not take drugs, if you have not started, do not go into it” he however advised those already into drugs to desist from it.
The chairman of Mariere Hall, Mr Opeoluwa Akintola, said the anti drug campaign was necessary due to the rising abuse of drugs by youths in the country especially on campus. He however stressed the need for youth to say no to this problem that is becoming rampant in our society.