Shun Drugs Abuse, Education District 1 Charges Students
Students have been admonished to shun drug abuse in order to avoid fallen prey to social problems and the wrath of God.
This admonition was given during the Ramadan Lecture of Lagos State Education District 1 held at Government College, Iyana Ipaja, Lagos State.
The Guest Lecturer, Alhaji Umar Animasahun, said Allah forbids the use of harmful drugs and intoxicants as they are work of Satan to create enmity and hatred among people.
He also said drug abuse lead to anti-social behaviour and mental sickness.
‘Drugs can be taken to cure sickness. In that case it should follow the prescription of qualified doctor or certified Muslim herbal practitioner who does not worship idols
‘The Prophet (SAWS) said: if you are sick, take medicine. There is no disease without medication. But self medication is not encouraged. Taking overdose is not encouraged. Drugs taken for healing purpose is allowed’, Animasaun said.
The Tutor General/Permanent Secretary, Education District 1, Dr Olufolayimika Ayandele, charged the students to justify government investment on them by facing their studies so that they can maintain the good education standard the District is known for.
The event also featured Quran recitation competition among schools in the three local government areas of Agege, Alimoso and Ifako Ijaye which make up the district.
Abubakar Usain from Agege Junior College came first ahead of Iliyas Suwata of Lagos Baptist Senior College and Lawal Nabifa from Abibatu Mogaji Milennium High School who came second and third respectively