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Drug Free Club Inducts Lagos Education Commissioner As Matron

L-R: Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Olayinka Oladunjoye being presented with award as the Matron of Drug Free Clubs in public secondary schools in Lagos State by the Commandant/Coordinator General, Drug Free Clubs, Mr. D. A. Babalola.

Lagos State Government says it has put in place public enlightenment programmes to sensitize students against the twin-evil of drug abuse and teenage sex.

The state Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Olayinka Oladunjoye, who stated this in Lagos on Wednesday while being inducted as the first matron of the Drug Free Clubs in public secondary schools in the state stressed the inherent dangers associated with drug abuse and teenage sex hence the need to eradicate them in all schools in Lagos in particular and Nigeria in general cannot be over emphasised.

Mrs Oladunjoye noted that children are the future of the nation hence everything possible must be done in order to ensure that they are protected against all evils so that their tomorrow is secured.

She assured that the Drug Free Club that the government will synergize and cement the relationship and support the drug free clubs enjoy from the state government in its campaign against drug abuse.

Mrs. Oladunjoye who was also given an award for exemplary service dedicated it to all children in Lagos State who have deemed it fit to abstain from drug abuse adding that she was humbled to be inducted as the matron of the Drug Free Club.

She promised to work hard to make sure that all students in Lagos State schools stay away from drugs and commended the chaplains of the Drug Free Clubs for all their efforts to sensitize students against drug abuse.

Earlier, the State Commandant/Coordinator-General, Drug Free Club, Mr.  D. A. Babalola recalled that the club was established to eradicate drug abuse among students in all public secondary schools in order to redefine education and change students’ behavior and character positively.

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