The Delta State House of Assembly has passed a resolution, following the adoption of a motion presented by Mrs. Bridget Anyafulu (PDP-Oshimili South) during the plenary session in Asaba. The resolution calls upon the state government to take decisive actions to combat the increasing occurrences of drug abuse and prostitution in the state.
Anyafulu expressed her concern over the escalating instances of illicit drug use and open prostitution among young individuals in the state, particularly in Asaba and its surrounding areas. She emphasized that such practices set a negative example for the youth and are in violation of the law.
As the Chairperson of the House Committee on Women Affairs, Community, and Social Development, Anyafulu stressed the urgent need to address this situation. She emphasized that both drug abuse and sex trade pose significant threats to the physical, mental, and social well-being of young people and, consequently, to the overall development, peace, and security of the state. She underscored the vital role that youth play in the nation’s progress and warned against neglecting their well-being.
Mr. Oboro Preyor (PDP-Bomadi) also expressed his concern about the detrimental effects of the rising drug abuse and prostitution rates and emphasized the importance of addressing this concerning trend to prevent more young people from falling victim to these activities.
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