ASUU Strike Has Worsened Drug Abuse – Gov Obaseki
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ASUU Strike Has Worsened Drug Abuse – Gov Obaseki

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ASUU Strike Has Worsened Drug Abuse – Gov Obaseki

Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki has claimed the lingering Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) strike is worsening the increasing rate of drug abuse in the state.

According to the governor,  Edo recorded 19 drug abuse cases in February, 34 cases in March and 23 cases in April.

He made this disclosure while reviewing the state’s security situation for the months of February, March and April

Obaseki said: “Drug abuse is now the number two issue of concern in our state,”

“Our analysis shows that there has been a high rate of consumption of drugs in the last few months.

“This isn’t unconnected with the ASUU strike which has kept many students at home and idle.’’

The review came following a joint security meeting between the state government and representatives of various security agencies in Edo.

“I use the opportunity of this meeting to appeal to ASUU and the Federal Government to do all they can to end this strike as soon as possible,”

“This is in the interest of the children so that we don’t keep them at home and destroy their lives.

Also Read: UNIOSUN Has No Plan To Join ASUU Strike; Varsity

“If they aren’t going to school, as you know the idle mind is a devil’s workshop. One way we hope that we can reduce the use of drugs is if we take these children back to school.’’

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