The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members in Taraba state have taken the campaign against drug abuse to seven Government secondary schools in Jalingo.
The Corps members under the aegies of the Drug Free Club expantiated that the sensitization was to disabuse the minds of the secondary school students against drug abuse and to push for the attainment of Sustainable Development Goal 3 (SDG3), to ensure healthy lives and promote welbeing for all ages.
“As a member of the SDG Community Development Service Group, Goal number 3 which aims to promote good health and well being can be easily spread through these students who are domiciled in different communities.
“We believe if they are well sensitized and are knowledgeable on the effects of drug and substance abuse, they can educate their peers and other members of their various communities, which will help curtail the prevalence of drug use among the youths,” Group Coordinator, Derek Asibor stated.
Asibor also stated that a pilot Drug Free Club has been established in Government Secondary School, Jalingo which the group hopes to extend to other schools.