The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki has accused the rising pace of illicit drug use in the state on the lingering strike activity by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).
Speaking to newsmen after the state’s security committee meeting at Government House in Benin City, he said chronic drug use is the second greatest security danger in the state.
The security meeting was attended by delegates of different security offices in the state.
He said the state recorded 19 chronic drug use cases for the month of February, 34 cases for the period of March, and 23 comparable cases in April.
Obaseki noted, “Substance addiction ranks among the main two of genuine security worries in our state. Our investigation shows that there is a high pace of utilization of illegal medications over the most recent couple of months which isn’t unconnected with the lingering ASUU strike which has kept numerous students at home and inactive.
“The strike is one of the variables that is driving the utilization of unlawful medications in our state. I along these lines utilize the chance of this chamber meeting to speak to ASUU and the federal government to give their very best to kindly end this strike quickly for the interest of the offspring of this nation so we don’t keep them at home, annihilating their lives.”
He added, “The inactive psyche is Satan’s workshop. One way we trust that we can lessen the utilization of medications is assuming we return these students to school.”
“I think the other is the pace of accident. We have noticed slight decrease due to the downpour and we additionally need to utilize this medium to additional enticement for the national government that the major arterial roads, the significant truck road driving into Edo be fixed, especially the Benin-Auchi and Okpekpe-Okene Roads.”