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SIZA Foundation Unveiled, Launches Book On Fight Against Drug Among Youths

As consumption of illicit drugs continue to take a toll on the Nigerian youth population, a non-governmental organisation, SIZA Foundation has lent its voice in an effort to curb the menace to the barest minimum. 

This is even as the organisation which was unveiled in Abuja harps on reducing other social vices in the society that tend to attract negative publicity from the comity of nations. 

At the the event which took place at Abuja Sheraton Hotel and Towers on recently, participants decried the effects of narcotics and psychoactive drugs among the Nigerian youth populace which they said has aided the increase in crime rate. 

With the title, "Combating Drug Abuse Among the Youth, Its Impact On National Security, Crime Reduction and Peace Election" the book was authored by the founder of SIZA Foundation, Ms Emmanuella Adaeze Ezissi. 

The book surveys the deadly scourge of drug misuse, abuse and addiction among the youth in Nigeria and how its mitigation will engender a salutary impact in the spheres of national security, crime reduction and the conduct of peaceful elections in a healthy political environment. 

The author, while passionately arguing that drug abuse is an environmenitally conditioned socio-psychological disorder, maintains that solutions to this crisis of modernity should be multi- pronged.

The author, Emmanuella Adaeze Ezissi is the Executive Director of Drug Abuse Reduction Effort (D.A.R.E), an arm of her Ossai Foundation. The platform she said is totally dedicated to combating the scourge of drug abuse in the areas of Advocacy, partnership, counseling and institution building. 

She is also the Chief Executive Officer of Manuella Organic, a skincare formulation and distribution outfit. A student of Microbiology at the National Open University of Nigeria Ms Ezissi has been a life- long anti-drug abuse advocate and enthusiast. 

The event had in attendance Deputy Leader House of Representatives and member representing Akoko-Edo Federal Constituency, Hon. Peter Akpatason, a renowned Public Relations expert, Alex Nwankwo Allal Addrell, representatives of NAPTIP, Joy Anroor and Ogoli Grace, Desmond Joys and Terkimbi Joy of NATU Foundation, Paul Ogwu of IDS Foundation and Peter Ezekiel of Love FM Abuja. 

Others include, Chinyere Kadu Ougu, Nweke Angela and Dick Adunni of NDLEA, Nwachukrwu Oma Pharm Ologun of Ministry of Health and Helen Emuzie of NAPTIP. 

It took place under the chairmanship of President, Centre for Ethical Rebirth Among Nigerian Youth (CERANY), Barr. Chuks Akamadu.

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