A call has gone to the youths in Kwara State to shun drug addiction in view of its negative effects on their future.
The Deputy Governor of the state, Mr Kayode Alabi made this call while delivering his speech at the 7th Adrin School’s graduation ceremony in Ilorin recently.
Alabi said that the problem of drug addiction has become a worrisome issue in the country adding that Nigeria has an unprecedented percentage of youths involved in drug abuse according to available world statistics.
The Deputy Governor advised the youths to do away with drugs so as to be able to live a quality life and achieve a good future that can be well-positioned for their future leadership responsibilities.
He explained that it is only by shunning drug that they will be able to fulfil their dreams in life as future leaders assuring the youths in the state of the determination of the state to provide them quality education.
Earlier in her welcome address, the Proprietress of Adrin Schools, Mrs Bosede Oladeji was full of gratitude to the Deputy Governor for finding time to attend the schools’ graduation ceremony out of his busy schedule adding that his visit further confirms the commitment of the Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazak’s administration to education for the youths.
Mrs Adedeji was also full of gratitude to parents of their pupils for their investment in their children adding that there cannot be a better investment than what is sunk into the life of future leaders.
She intimated parents about the ongoing hostel facilities that is meant for boarding school for pupils schedule to become of use starting from September 2019 adding that all success so far achieved is due to the support is given by parents who believe in the capability of the school to train their children to an enviable height and add value to their lives.
She then admonished the outgoing pupils not to see their present attainment as the peak but as a starting point and that the sky is just the beginning for every willing and ambitious soul.
She prayed for a better future fo all the outgoing pupils as they become ambassadors of the school wherever they go to.