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Meth: NBA Sensitises Students On Dangers Of Drug Abuse

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The Nsukka branch of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) has sensitised secondary school students in the area against consuming Methamphetamine popularly called ‘Mkpuru Mmiri’ in South East and other illicit drugs.
The Easstern Updates reports that the association gave the advice in Nsukka on Wednesday during a sensitisation lecture for Secondary Schools in the area titled ‘Avoid Drug Abuse to Stay Alive‘ as part of activities to commemorate its 2021 NBA Law  Week.
Mr Tommy Akpan, the Assistant Commander Narcotic, Nsukka Area Command, Nigeria Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) who delivered the lecture advised students to stay away from drug abuse to avoid untimely death, madness and other adverse effects associated with it.
He said that illicit drugs like cocaine, Cannabis, heroine, Tramadol, Codien, and ‘Mkpuru Mmiri,’ has sent many youths to the early grave.
‘Do not attempt to experiment on any of these drugs as their consequences are deadly’. he adviced
‘If you have any relation or friend who takes any of these drugs stop going closer to such person so that he or she will not lure you into drug abuse.
‘Do us a favour by reporting such person to NDLEA, the agency will treat every information provided in confidence by not disclosing your identity‘ he said.
He urged students to share the knowledge of what they learnt in the lecture on the adverse effects of illicit drugs with their fellow students and family members.
‘Take this massage of staying away from illicit drugs to your fellow students and family members so that they will stay alive and will not be victims of drug abuse.
‘Many people especially youths in the country have destroyed their lives because of drug abuse,‘ he said.
In a remark, Mr Ugo Ukwueze the Chairman of the NBA Nsukka branch said the branch organized the lecture for Secondary schools students because of havoc drug abuse had caused among youths in the country.
Ukwueze said that Methamphetamine is the drug presently rendering youths in the country useless.
The NBA chairman commended Prof Anselm Onyimonyi the Chairman of 2021 Nsukka  Law Week and his committee members for job well done as well as Akpan from NDLEA for coming to deliver the lecture.
Earlier,  Onyimonyi said the committee’s decision to sensitise students on the dangers of drug abuse was to secure their future as students remain future leaders of any country.



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