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Arrangements have been concluded between the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) and Cross River State Ministry of Education, to begin enlightenment programs for students in secondary schools and training of teachers across the State.
Principal Staff Officer, Drug Demand Reduction Unit (DDRU) of NDLEA, Rosita Sunday-Ahwen, stated this during the meeting of the State Drug Abuse Control Committee (SDACC) which took place at the Ministry of Health, Calabar recently.
Rosita said partnership with the ministry has become imperative due to the need to inform and educate the students and teachers on the menace of drugs and its effect on the society.
On his part, the acting Chairman of SDACC, Dan Michael said the duties of the committee was to identify the harmful drugs like Indian hemp, cocaine, sleeping pills, alcohol amongst others and carry out careful surveillance to determine the inflow of the hard drugs, identifying all the commonly abused drugs, sources, distribution, administration and storage.
He disclosed that the Education Sub- Committee of SDACC, would organize essay writing competitions for junior and senior secondary schools, while the Youth and Sports Committee would pay advocacy visit to the Commissioner for Youth and Sports during the week long activities in June, 2014.
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