Lagos State House of Assembly at plenary on Monday passed a resolution calling on Governor Akinwunmi Ambode and relevant stakeholders to embark on aggressive campaigns against the menace of drug abuse.
The resolution was sequel to a motion moved by Hon. Desmond Elliot who represents Surulere constituency 1.
In the motion titled ‘Need to Curb the Menace of Drug Abuse Among Youths in Lagos State’ Elliot said the adverse effects of hard drugs on youths and the society is huge and that there is need to check the trend.
According to him, youths have formed the habit of using drugs to get high, perform better in certain situation and to change their perception of reality or for other purposes.
The drugs, he said includes cocaine, heroin, cannabis, India hemp and seemingly harmless drugs over the counter like cough syrups with codeine, rubber, gum, septic tank fumes, urine concentrates, Colorado, skushi, loud and kerosene gas. Read more