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General News of Wednesday, 17 November 2021


NYSC says most corps members are drug addicts

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The National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) has lamented the high rate of drug abuse and addiction among Corps members.

The NYSC Coordinator in Ondo State, Mrs Victoria disclosed that the situation calls for action as many Corps members taking illicit drugs.

She made this known while speaking in Akure, at the 2021 Corps members, employers workshop on Wednesday, November 17, 2021.

“For the Corps members that take weeds, I need to let you know that NYSC is doing so much. Many of our children (Corps members) are drug addicts.

“I am talking out of the experience. In our very last orientation, we had one that was suffering from withdrawal syndrome. We were managing this boy and he was eagerly wanting to take more.

“I never knew that this TomTom, when you put it inside coca-cola, will make you high. I never knew that when they hold Lacaserra, you will think it is Lacaserra. Even Known seasoning cubes that you and me use in cooking. These children will put it inside Lacassera, drink it and they are high.

“Another female corps member brought over one hundred tablets of Diazepam drugs to the camp. So the issue of drug abuse is getting alarming. Some will wake up at midnight and be shouting, they will refuse to close their mouths till daybreak, disturbing others.

“So when you have such in your employment, please, let them become your own children, help them because so many of them are into drugs, that is the truth,” she said.

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