The Deputy Minority leader and member representing Aninri, Awgu and Oji-river federal constituency have tasked parents to train their children the right way to avoid them being victims of hard drug abuse.
He made this known during the grand finale of the skill acquisition workshop which he organized for Aninri, Awgu and Oji-river federal constituency where the issue of the hard drug being taken by his constituents was presented to him by a participant of the program.
Ugamatv recalls that during the week, Okechukwu have supported the motion which was raised by a fellow member of house of rep to ban the use and abuse of Crystal Meth popularly known as Mkpuru mmiri on the streets.
The motion which was raised by a fellow member of the house was done due to the rise of its abuse by youths in the society, and rising side effects of the abuse of the substance following the viral video of young boys being flogged in public due for taking the drug.
Addressing the issue, Okechukwu urged parents to do their best to train children the right way, saying, “What we need to do is good parenting and be our neighbor’s keeper and we will not see people consuming it.
“it is no longer a joke. In the 90’s they fought it in America and now it’s here. Anybody who taste it will never be the same again. So what we need to do is that as parents and leaders we all need to be there for each other, because I may not be there where they are consuming it”, he said.
Advising everyone to partake in this fight against hard drugs, Okechukwu urged that “we must detect anybody who is a dealer of mkpuru mmiri and hand the person to the appropriate authorities because they are the ones who are distributing these hard drugs before any victim takes it”, he said concluding.