National Launch of Drug Abuse In A School Environment (D.A.S.E )
START:National Launch of Drug Abuse In A School Environment (D.A.S.E )
1st October 2021
in commemoration of the Nigerian Independence Day , Prominent Figures and Schools in abuja garthered for tNational flag off/ Launch of Drug Abuse In A School Environment( D.A.S.E ) developed by A New Thing International Foundation in collaboration with The NDLEA
D.A.S.E : Drug Abuse In A School Environment is A Nationwide sensitisation program created by A New Thing International in collaboration with the Nigerian Drug Law Enforcement Agency for The National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools. The aim of the program is to enlighten and empower secondary schools with knowledge and materials to curtail the consumption of hard drugs and other illicit substances in Secondary Schools across Nigeria.
in attendance where
1. Senator Dino Melaye
2. Remi Sola Philips
The Director General Citizenship and leadership Training center.A parastater Under Federal Ministry of Youth And sport Development.
AIG (Dr) Aisha ABUBAKAR
Assistant Inspector General of Police on Gender.
Isah GrabaClerk , Senate committee on Drug and Narcotics
Dr. Francis Ottah AgboChairman House of Rep Committee on Nacortic Drugs represneted by the Committee consultant. David Eke
Dr Ngozi MadubuikeThe Assistant Commander General OF Drugs And Narcotics (NDLEA)Drug Demand Directorate
Chair-Person National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools; Abuja Chapter.Mrs Olusola Bankole
Ene Ede Equality Advocates
Pastor Faith OkekeThe Pastor of Christian Brethren Ministry Abuja
Mrs Olubukola AjayiThe Director Food and Drugs Services Federal Ministry of Health.represented by Pharm. Ande Kifasi
The Co-Founder and President of A New Thing International Foundation Spoke on the adverse Effects of Drugs on The Development of the Nation and the importance of Educators, he said research had identified Educators as being resposible for creating mindsets in generations so this Nation wide campaign for Abstinence and a drug free Youth most start with them.
Sen. Dino MelayeMention that drug test should become mandatory before people occupy political offices or gaining entry imto the university
The AIG (Dr) Aisha ABUBAKAR gave the assurances of the inspector generals dedication to work against drug peddelers and williness to continue to partner with organisationlike the A New thing International Foundation.
Lectures given include:1. Commonly Abused Drugs and Their effects:by Pharm. Ande Kifasi(Federal Ministrt of Health)
2. Cause of Drug Usage and Associated Stigma with Drug Usage :Dr Ngozi Madubuike Assistant Commamder General NSLEA
3. The role of staff in Ensuring a Drug Free School Environment.By the Nwekei Angela. (NDLEA)
4. Introduction to the Educators Guide books. School drug policys:by the Two Co-Founders of A New thing International Foundation: Kenneth Anetor (Co-Founder & Chairman B.O.T/President ) and Eghosa Gold-Idehen(Co Founder)
Objectives of the Nationwide D.A.S.E Program are1.To create awareness on commonly abused drugs and discourage its abuse in Secondary schools
2.Train and initiate an evidence-based Drug sensitization program Nation wide.
3.To create School drug policy and reduce loop holes through which drugs get into schools.
4.To enlighten school staff on their role in ensuring a drug free learning environment.
D.A.S.E is a nationwide program that will cover all 6 geopolitical Zones of Nigeria , spreading the message of a drug free lifestyle.