Nigeria Drug Law Enforcement Agency NDLEA, has advised students to avoid intake of hard drugs to actualize their academic pursuit.
The Principal Staff Officer Drug Demand Reduction Unit, NDLEA Dr. Chine Thompson gave the advice while addressing participants at this year’s International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking organized by the Anambra state Library Board in conjunction with the NDLEA at Abagana Njikoka Council Area .
Dr. Thompson identified effects of hard drugs to include physical, psychological and sociological which she said damages body organs, causes depression and anxiety among others and urged parents to always check on the activities of their children from early stage of their life .
The Divisional Police Officer for Abagana, CSP Mathew Okafor represented by the Divisional Crime Officer Abagana, SP Ignatius Okafor said implications of taking hard drugs are enormous, noting that most of the crimes committed by youths are as a result of intake of hard drugs.
Also speaking, the Director Anambra Library Services, Dr. Nkechi Udeze regretted the damages hard drugs cause to the society and explained that the programme was to help the students know much about hard drugs, their effects and why they should avoid them.