Felicia Ikechukwu, Head of Treatment and Rehabilitation Centre, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), has urged parents, guardians and teachers to urgently seek help for pupils found to be abusing drugs, in order to curb addiction.
Ikechukwu stated this recently at the 14th Valedictory Service of Wellspring College in Omole, Lagos.
She outrightly condemned the use of any form of drugs in an abusive manner because of the dangerous side effects.
“Pupils now mix hard drugs and cough syrups containing codeine in soft drinks for their consumption. Parents, guardians and teachers must take note of the kind of friends their wards mingle with.
“The best way to help an addict is to seek for help for them and not to cover it up. We have children centres across the state. You can also visit any of our offices for help,” Ikechukwu stated.
She also warned against what she described as “incessant partying of pupils” which was identified as one of the reasons pupils get addicted to drugs.
Mrs. Oluwayemisi Oloriade, Principal of the College, advised the graduating pupils to be good ambassadors of the school.