Special Adviser On Narcotics And Illicit Drugs Monitoring to Gov. Hope Uzodinma of Imo, Chief Ezechukwu Obonna, has advised Imo residents to work towards making the state drug-free.
Obonna gave the advice when he marked his birthday in Owerri, the capital of Imo State, on Saturday.
He advised against the consumption of a dangerous drug called Kush, a drug made from human bones and chemicals, as well as the sniffing of human urine and remains and the trafficking of drugs.
“Let’s try to resist the temptation of getting involved in the consumption and trafficking of illicit drugs, especially the dangerous trend from Sierra Leone called KUSH, which is a hard drug made from human bones and chemicals.
“On this day of my birth, I wish and pray we all come together to fight this menace of drug abuse, which is now at an epidemic level.
“The fight begins in our homes, as all hands must be on deck to ensure that we help our God-sent governor achieve his genuine aim of making our state drug-free, as this will translate to making our state crime-free,” he said.
According to him, there were little or no cases of violent crimes during the yuletide, an indication that the state government was winning the war against insecurity, which is usually aided by drug abuse.
“The total reduction in the rate of drug demand will see us winning the war entirely,” he said.