Youths dominate Nigeria’s drug abuse population – Bowen VC    

Youths dominate Nigeria’s drug abuse population – Bowen VC    

The Vice-Chancellor of Bowen University in Iwo, Osun State, Prof. Joshua Ogunwole, has decried the rising incidence of drug abuse in tertiary institut

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The Vice-Chancellor of Bowen University in Iwo, Osun State, Prof. Joshua Ogunwole, has decried the rising incidence of drug abuse in tertiary institutions of learning nationwide, saying that a large percentage of the estimated 14.3million drug abusers in the country are mostly youths in tertiary institutions.

Ogunwole said, “Virtually every university, polytechnic and other higher institutions in Nigeria, whether we like it or not, is battling with drug and substance abuse either quietly or openly. It is alarming that out of the 14.3 million Nigerians said to be indulging in drug abuse, a large number comprises youths who are mostly students. This is capable of destroying the most productive parts of one’s life,” the Bowen VC said.

He added that the university had zero tolerance for drug abuse and would continue to maintain the punitive measures put in place to curb the menace despite pleas from some quarters, as well as continue to partner with organisations that share the same vision of ending drug abuse.