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House of Reps Speaker Warns Students Against Hard Drugs, Other Vices

Femi Gbajabiamila, Speaker of the House of Representatives, on Sunday warned students against the use of hard drugs and to stay away from truancy in their various schools.

He gave the warning during a Health and Education initiative for students in Surulere 1, Federal Constituency organized by some of his Aides and professionals under the aegis of the Gbaja Professional Volunteer Network (GPVN).

The initiative, according to findings by campusbiz, was said to be a continuous exercise supported and funded by private commercial organizations designed to go round the entire country.

Gbajabiamila’s Media Adviser, Lanre Lasisi, made ti known that well over ten thousand students benefited from medical check-ups and educational materials.

“Now, when I go round to teach, I always make sure I address certain things away from academics. There are certain things that are important in education beyond classroom education.

“The issue of drugs that has permeated our society today is something I never hesitate to talk to the children about. Drugs, being out of school, cultism and so on, those things take you nowhere and they take you nowhere fast.

“So it is important that we continue to imbibe this culture of going to school regularly, staying away from drugs, beware of teenage pregnancy and beware of cultism. And I tell my students when I go to teach them, that my being with them alone, I want to be fulfilled that if only I can change the life of just one student, I will be fulfilled,” the Speaker stated.

The Speaker, however, appreciated the GPVN for the initiative and also commended the health and educational organizations that contributed their resources to make the event a successful one.

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