The Nigeria Face of Hope (NFH) Ambassadors of the Hauz of Elnathan Initiative, Master Eze Tido Isaac and Miss Rejoice Onyemaechi have congratulated His Excellency Godwin Obaseki and his deputy Philip Shuaibu on their re-election as Governor and Deputy Governor of Edo State.
In a statement jointly signed by the NFH Ambassadors on Friday, the organization called on Governor Obaseki to build a better future for Edo State youths by renewing the war against drugs and substance abuse among adolescents and youths in the State.
The statement further said that the rate of drug abuse among young people in the Edo calls for a serious concern. It said a lot of promising destinies that ought to have contributed to the growth of the State in one way or the other have been destroyed due to their involvement in hard drugs. Adding that it is imperative for the state government to put mechanism and systems in place to check the growing menace.
The statement reads, “Your very significant victory marks a watershed in Edo and indeed Nigerian politics and so we want to congratulate you and your deputy for your re-election and also congratulate the good people of Edo State for coming out enmass to cast their vote peacefully in exercise of their franchise.
“This victory places additional responsibilities on your government to build a firm and enviable future for our teeming youths and people of Edo State. One of the ways to do this is to check the ugly trend of drugs and substance abuse in the State.
“The impact of drug abuse on the society, families, and individual lives can not be overemphasized. Currently, over 14 Million Nigerians mostly teenagers and youths are into drugs and substance. Sadly, this has cut short a lot of promising destinies.
“As Ambassadors leading the campaigns against drugs and substance Abuse among teenagers and youths in Nigeria, we appeal that you take a renewed approach in changing this ugly narrative as you embark in your next four years of governance in Edo State.’
The organization wished the Governor-elect and Edo State four more years of exemplary, productive and good governance.
The Nigeria Face of Hope, NFH is an arm of Hauz of Elnathan Initiative (HEI) that is championing the campaigns against drug and substance abuse among adolescents and youths in Nigeria for the betterment of the society. HEI is a youth led nonprofit organization with the drive of enhancing the development of youths and younger generations towards becoming societal drivers of positive change.
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