National Chairman of Ilorin Emirate Development Progressive Union, Alhaji Othman Otta and Professor of Neuro-Anatomy, Moyosore Ajao have attributed the rising incidence of drug addiction and worship in Ilorin, the capital of Kwara State, to moral decadence and poor parenting.
Specifically, Otta said pockets of cult-related clashes in parts of metropolitan Ilorin were foreign to the city which is known for its Islamic scholarship and sophistication.
Speaking at a public lecture on drug addiction and cybercrime organized by the Ilorin Likeminds Foundation, the IEDPU president added that “drug addiction is the recent upsurge in bloody cult-related street brawls in the metropolis.” .
He urged parents not to back down from their responsibility to inculcate the age-old and revered Islamic culture of Ilorin in their neighborhoods.
Speaking on drug addiction and ethics, Professor Ajoa, who is the President of the Union of Academic Staff of Universities of the University of Ilorin, said that “there is no community in Ilorin where we have no incidence of drug addiction”.
“Africa accounts for 50% of global drug abuse in 2018. There is also the emergence of new psychoactive substances.
“It is easy for anyone to conclude that the abuse of these plants contributes to the growing moral decay and the increasing incidence of psychiatric and criminal disorders reported among young people and some adults today,” he added. .
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