Community Watch Against Drug Abuse Launched In Calabar

In Breaking News, CrossRiverWatch Radio, Reports

By Victoria Effiong

The fight against drug abuse and illicit trafficking in Cross River State, has been taken to another level with the launch of, Community Watch Against Drug Abuse (C-WADA).

The launching is part of activities marking this year’s International Day Against Drug Abuse And Illicit Trafficking.

The aim of establishing Community Watch Against Drug Abuse is to create awareness in the grassroots, working closely with the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Police and Correctional Centers.

In her opening remark, the Special Guest of Honor, Dr. Hannah Etta, Cross River State Coordinator of Drug Free World Africa stated that the fight against drug abuse is a collective one.

Participants at the event.


She went on to say that, the theme “Share Facts On Drugs: Save Lives” is timely.

Citing a report from the United Nation Office On Drug and Crimes (UNODC), the guest lecturer, Dr. Amaku Asuquo, a staff of Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital Calabar said, Nigeria ranks number 8 in the world and number 3 in third world countries when it comes to drug abuse and trafficking.

According to him the security challenges in the society today has a lot to do with drug abuse.

On his part, the Commissioner for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Mr. Oliver Orok, represented by Mr. Abama Ofure reiterated the State’s commitment to achieving SDG 3 and SDG 12.

The International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking is observed annually on June 26 globally.

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