The Niger Delta Development Commission has vowed to tackle the menace of drug abuse and cultism among students in Akwa Ibom schools.
The campaign is intended to sustain the peace in the region by sensitising youths especially secondary school students to the dangers of cultism and drug abuse.
Speaking during the one-day campaign in Uyo on Saturday, the acting Managing Director of the Commission, Emmanuel Audu-Ohwavborua, said the two vices had eaten deep into society and destroyed the promising future of the young generation.
Audu-Ohwavboua, who was represented by the Director of Youths and Sports, NDDC, Offiong Ephraim, urged the youths to flee from the twin problems of cultism and drug abuse to enable them contribute to development.
He said, “We decided to embark on this campaign because this is the right time to catch the young ones and tell them why they should not indulge in drug abuse.