Lagos Chapel Prepares to Tackle Drug Abuse as Press Week Kicks Off

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By  Milcah  Tanimu

Lagos, Nigeria -Lagos Chapel, in collaboration with the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), is gearing up to confront the pressing issue of drug abuse as it launches its annual Press Week on Monday, September 25.

This year’s edition of the week-long event, scheduled from September 25 to September 29, will revolve around the theme: “Drug Abuse and Nigerian Youths; Effects and the Path Forward.”

Mrs. Vivian Ihechu, Chairperson of the Press Week Organizing Committee, revealed that an array of informative and engaging activities has been planned for this second edition of the event.

Highlights of the event include a road walkout, medical outreach programs, games, competitions, and visits to orphanages and homes for the elderly, among other activities.

The NUJ NAN Lagos Chapel Press Week will culminate in a Cultural Day on Tuesday, September 26, and a Lecture/Symposium on Thursday, September 28, both to be held at the NAN Multipurpose Media Centre, National Theatre Annex in Iganmu, Lagos.

Notably, the Lecture/Symposium will feature retired Brig.-Gen. Buba Marwa, Chairman of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), as the keynote speaker, alongside other distinguished figures. This event aligns with the media’s role in setting agendas and addressing the prevailing issue of drug abuse among Nigerian youth as part of national restoration efforts.

The Lecture/Symposium will delve into crucial topics related to drug abuse and offer potential solutions to this pervasive challenge.

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