Sunday, August 14, 2016 2:52 am
A prominent human rights activist, Dr. Joe Okei-Odumakin has counseled youths to abstain from indiscriminate use of drugs and addicts to hold hopes high that they can get out of their condition.
Okei-Odumakin gave this counsel while addressing students of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) on Saturday, during an anti-drug abuse rally organized by executive members of Mariere male hostel and Fagunwa female hostel, which took place on the campus.
The rally took off at the Moremi hall, which neighbors the organizing Mariere Hall on the campus, visited Fagunwa and Honors Female Halls of residence before terminating at the Sports Center.
During the anti-indiscriminate drug use sensitization rally, Joe Okei-Odumakin admonished students to avoid drugs not medically prescribed in order not to slip into vain reliance on drugs and other implications of health impairment. She also advised those who are already in the act, to hold hopes high. She said addicts can come out of their habit, advising that they can visit counseling centers and get therapies to help them come out of their conditions.
The activist also called on parents and the Government at all levels to show love to the victims and also create more counseling centers respectively.
“If you’re not already engaging in consumption of hard drugs, it is the best to her yourself”, Okei-Odumakin said.
“But if you’re already an addict, go get counseled and see therapists so you can manage your situation and as well gradually come out of it”, she added.