By Tom Garba, Yola
Alhaji Yusuf Nadabo, General Manager, Adamawa Television, says the increasing rate of drug abuse among youth is threatening the social and security stability of the state.
Nadabo made the assertion at the graduation of 2017, Senior Secondary School students of Concordia College, organised by Muslims Students Society in Yola on Saturday.
He said that if immediate action was not taken to curtail the menace, the situation could get worse.
” The increasing rate of drug abuse, especially among youth and teenage girls in the state, is becoming worrisome.
” The situation is creating a lot of social problems in many communities and if we ignore and refuse to tackle the menace in time, it will boomerang and consume us,” Nadabo said.
He lamented that it was quite disheartening to find out that within Jimeta town, there was a place called ” Small Sambisa ” where boys and girls between the ages of 10 and 20 meet and smoke Indian hemp in the day.
According to the GM, the sad aspect is that the act is common among primary and secondary school students.
“ This development is threatening the future of our state,” he said.
He advised the students to always dress properly, look decent, take their studies seriously, respect parents and constituted authority.
He called on parents, government and all concerned citizens to collectively join hands to curtail and defeat the menace.