United Breeds Foundation Stages Walk To Tackle Drug Abuse And Harmful Vices
On Friday, 1st of October, 2021, United Breeds Foundation (UBF), a non-profit Organization had a successful walk on the streets of Festac Town, Amuwo Odofin Local Government Area of Lagos State to create awareness on the dangers and harmful effects of hard drugs.
The walk which was themed, “Walk Against Hard Drugs and Harmful Vices”. was initiated to sensitize parents and the society on the threat of hard drugs. The Chairman of the Amuwo Odofin Local Government Area, Engr. Dr. Valentine Buraimoh, who had earlier given credence to the Convener, Mr. Anthony Abakporo for his zero tolerance to the use of hard drugs and other harmful vices, as a press briefing was held at the conference office space in the Chairman’s office at the LG secretariat in FESTAC with the Police, Neighbourhood Watch and artistes in entertainment industry.
The chairman’s Chief of Staff, Hon. Olusegun Idris who represented the Chairman at the press conference, said, “On assumption, the chairman engaged the youths on vocational skills and gave them opportunity to showcase their talents by bringing in their ideas and he was able to use the government to encourage them in making ends meet from the ideas inherent in them.” Mr. Idris also said, “It will shock you to know that children in primary school now use hard drugs. We are trying to penetrate the schools through the Parent-Teacher Association. Parents need to look closer to their kids, check their phones always and monitor them strictly to ensure they are not into drugs or in a cult”.
Abakporo who spoke on the theme; Walk against Hard drugs and harmful Vices, said that, “We are creating awareness through the walk that the dealers of these harmful drugs should stop selling drugs to our children and other harmful vices.
“Families and parents need to partake in the walk to lend their voices to share their views on their placards to come out and fight against hard drugs and other related harmful drugs and that is why we are doing a walk against these vices.”
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