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You can make money in Nigeria Erelu Bisi Fayemi tells young people

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Erelu Bisi Fayemi, the governor of Ekiti State’s wife, has issued a warning to young people across the nation to abstain from drug usage and all criminal activity.

The decision was taken by the Governor’s Wife in Benin at the Betsy Obaseki Women Football Tournament BOWFT’s “Say No to Drugs” lecture.

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Drug usage is rampant in the nation, especially among young people, according to Erelu Fayemi, who called for coordinated action to combat the problem.

The Nigerian Governors’ Wives Forum members promised to be tenacious in advancing the cause of ending drug usage in their various states after she stated that the country’s rising use of drugs has increased incidences of gender-based violence.

Speaking on behalf of the Nigerian Governors’ Wives Forum, Erelu Fayemi praised Mrs. Betsy Obaseki of Edo State for the effort.

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In an earlier part of her speech, Mrs. Obaseki stated that the competition was designed to deter women and girls from beginning illegal migration.

According to her, the goal of the event was to demonstrate that women could pursue a football profession and make a living at home.

Retired Brig. Gen. Buba Marwa, Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of the NDLEA, lamented that one in every four drug users in Nigeria were women in his keynote speech.

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In an effort to stop the rising trend of drug usage among Nigerians, Marwa, who was represented by his Special Adviser, Otunba Lanre Ipinmisho, stated that focusing on young women and girls was strategically important.

He pointed out that a national survey had revealed that 14.3 million Nigerians, the majority of whom are young people, abuse drugs, making Nigeria the country with the highest prevalence of drug usage at 14.4%.

He urged Nigerians to abandon outdated approaches to combating the drug problem in favor of fresh strategies that would produce long-lasting results.

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Governor Godwin Obaseki stated that drug misuse would continue to hinder youths’ ability to be productive while opening the program.

Governor Obaseki mentioned a research carried out in the state that revealed drug addiction had taken on a new dimension and was now ranked second only to abduction in terms of societal vices.

To combat drug usage in the state, Governor Obaseki pushed for increased support for the NDLEA.

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In attendance at the event were the state Deputy Governor Mr Philip Shuaibu, Wives of the Governors of Osun, Sokoto, Delta, Enugu, Taraba, Oyo and the Abia States as well as hundreds of students drawn from across the state.

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