An E-Summit designed to inform and educate Nigerians, especially Youths and Young Adults, on the dangers of drug abuse using the converging publicity power of Social Media and Information Technology will hold on Thursday.
The Emir of Kano, His Royal Highness, Alhaji Amini Ado Bayero will lead the team of other Nigerians to discuss with many Nigerian youths on the danger associated with involvement in it.
Abi Goodman, the Founder and Executive Program Coordinator of Center for Drug Abuse Education & Skills Acquisition (CEDASA said the focus will be on Youths and Drugs, the roles of traditional rulers, drug abuse intervention for women in Nigeria, drugs abuse prevention and treatment legislation and the role of educational instruction and community policy in combating substance abuse.
Abi said with over 14.3 Million drug users from ages 18-65, Nigeria is on the verge of an epidemic of substance abuse which has translated to increase in violence and crime in the country.
She said that it has therefore become imperative to organize a Virtual Summit during this Covid 19 Pandemic Period in which majority Nigerian youths across all social devices share a common interest.
The Zoom E- summit which is expected to be held between 11am-2pm on Thursday will be moderated by Mr. Shadrach Haruna, Secretary of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) and Abi Goodman: Founder & Executive Program Coordinator of Canter for Drug Abuse Education & Skills Acquisition (CEDASA)
The session will have the Emir of Bichi , His Highness, Alhaji Nasiru Ado Bayero as chairman with
Engr. (Dr.) Michael A. Auta: GMD KYC Holdings Ltd as co chairman.
The Emir of Kano, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero , HRM, Igwe Ambassador Lawrence Okolo Chikezie Agubuzu, CON, KSM. Chairmam South East Council of Traditional Rulers and HRM (ARC.) King Adedapo Aderemi: Convener-General, Council of Traditional Leaders in Africa & Secretary (BOT) National Council of Traditional Rulers of Nigeria, Abuja will talk about the role of the traditional rulers in the fight against drug abuse.
The President of the Nigeria Football Federation .Mr. Amaju Pinnick, Alhaji Ibrahim Gusau: Chairman of Chairmen of Nigerian Football, Barr. Muhyi Magaji Rimingado: Chairman, Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission and Dr. Yakubu Shendam, Founder /Chairman Governing Board. Nigerian Youth Congress (NYC) will speak on Drugs and Youths.
Dr. Pauline Tallen: Hon. Minister of Women Affairs & Social Development, Her Excellency, Dr. Mrs. Olufolake Abdulrazaaq: First Lady of Kware State,Hon. Oluwaseun Fakorede: Oyo State Commissioner for Youth & Sport and Ms. Karen Rohleder: Master Practioner will talk on drug abuse intervention for women in Nigeria.
On Drugs abuse prevention and treatment legislation, Hon. Francis Ottah Agbo, Chairman House Committee on Drugs & Narcotic, Dr. Mojisola Chistianah Adeyeye: Director-General of NAFDAC, Ms. Faten Kallel: Former Tunisia Secretary of State of Youth Affairs and Mr. Akin Oduntan: Pharmaceuticals Manufacturing Technology Consultant are the expected resource persons.
Abi added that the E-Summit is designed to inform and educate individual, especially Youths and Young Adults, on the dangers of drug abuse using the converging publicity power of Social Media and Information Technology during the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking 2020 Week.
She further said the summit is in partnership with Buhari Campaign Organization, Office of the Speaker of House of Representatives on Youth Matters and Nigerian Youth Congress
The summit will have Mr Shadrach Haruna, Secretary of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA as host.